Monika Chodasiewicz

Assistant Professor, Plant Science

Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division
Center membership : 
Center for Desert Agriculture


Education Profile

  • ​Postdoctoral Fellow, Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Germany 2014-2020
  • PhD, Plant Molecular Physiology, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Germany 2010-2014
  • B.Sc and M.S., Biotechnology, University of Szczecin, Poland 2005-2010

Research Interests

The Stress Granule Lab studies stress-specific complexes (biomolecular condensates) of small molecules, proteins, and mRNAs in plants. With the use of biochemistry, molecular biology, and cell biology, Chodasiewicz's group studies membrane-less foci formed in plant cells under stress conditions. The second aim of the group is to discover the stress-specific components of desert plants which make them resistant to stressful environmental conditions by studying small molecule-protein complexes with biochemical methods combined with molecular biology. The team intends to build a map of stress-specific small molecule-protein complexes to further dissect the mode of action of stress specific complexes.

Selected Publications