Dr Sonja Dunbar

Subject Plant Sciences
Fellow type By-Fellows
Year started 2016

Biography


Sonja studied for a BA in Natural Sciences at Downing College, Cambridge, graduating in 2010 with a specialism in Plant Sciences. Following an MRes in Biochemical Research at Imperial College London, Sonja returned to Cambridge to undertake a PhD in the Department of Pharmacology under the supervision of Dr. Laura Itzhaki. Her PhD investigated the intrinsically disordered protein binding partners of beta-catenin using biophysical methods.

Returning to her plant science roots, she has taught Part IB Plant and Microbial Sciences since her return to Cambridge in 2012 and now works in the Department of Plant Sciences creating teaching resources. She also contributes to the teaching of the plant sciences elements at IA for Churchill. When not in the lab or teaching, Sonja enjoys boardgames, gardening and science outreach.