Dr. Rodrigo Gutierrez
Rodrigo A. Gutiérrez received his PhD with Pamela J. Green in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at MSU in 2003. He then moved to New York University to do postdoctoral research work with Gloria Coruzzi. He was a pioneer of Plant Systems Biology to understand nitrogen regulatory networks using Arabidopsis as a model system. He moved back to Chile, his home country, in 2006 to start a strong research program in Plant Systems Biology at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile where he is currently Full Professor. He received several awards including the Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Early Career Scientist and the John A. Boezi memorial alumnus awards. He has made key contributions to understanding the mechanisms for nitrate sensing and developmental responses to changes in nitrogen availability in plants.