I started my career in plant science with Kerry Franklin (Bristol, UK), before moving on to work with Ronald Pierik (Utrecht, NL) and Salomé Prat (Madrid, ES). My work to date has largely focused on light and temperature signalling, particularly in the control of aerial organ development. In the Testerink group I am delving underground to study plant roots. Warm temperature promotes root elongation, but how and why this occurs is poorly understood. My project aims to improve our mechanistic understanding of root elongation at warm temperature and to investigate the potential physiological benefit of deeper roots in warm environments.