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Kasey Markel

Kasey Markel

Master's Student

Department of Plant Sciences
University of Cambridge
Downing Street

Cambridge CB2 3EA


Throughout history, engineering has moved to ever finer media - from stone to metal to circuitry. Each transition allows for innovations impossible under the previous regime, and we are in the early stages of the engineering of life itself - synthetic biology.

Departments and Institutes

Department of Plant Sciences:

Research Interests

Metabolic engineering of plants with the broad goal of improving global food security. In the mid-term this manifests as improving the tools and capacity for crop biofortification. Currently focusing on the production and characteristics of transplastomic plants.

Key Publications

Rebelo, Adriana P., et al. "Cryptic Amyloidogenic elements in the 3′ UTRs of Neurofilament genes trigger axonal neuropathy." The American Journal of Human Genetics 98.4 (2016): 597-614. Markel, Kasey. "Miniature Marvels" Umiami Scientifica (2016)

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