Tatsuya Nobori, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ecker Lab, Salk Institute

Twitter: @nobolly

10010 N Torrey Pines Rd

La Jolla, CA 92037

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The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK

Group Leader, August 2024 –

Our lab aims to understand molecular and spatiotemporal characteristics of cells comprising the holobiont (the collective entity of the host and surrounding microbes). We tackle this challenge by developing and incorporating new genomics & imaging technologies tailored for studying plant-microbe interactions. Our lab will (1) characterize the responses and functions of both plant and microbial cells at the single-cell and spatial resolution, (2) link single-cell plant-microbe interactions with holobiont traits, and (3) precisely manipulate cells in the holobiont to confer desirable traits.

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA, USA

Postdoctoral Fellow, May 2019 – present

Supervisor: Prof. Joseph R. Ecker

Max-Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany 

Ph.D. (Genetics, summa cum laude), Apr. 2015 – Apr. 2019

Supervisor: Dr. Kenichi Tsuda

The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

M.S., Apr. 2012 – Mar. 2015

Supervisor: Prof. Tomoko Nakanishi

CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance, France 

Research Student, Oct. 2013 – Jul. 2014

Supervisors: Dr. Laurent Nussaume, Dr. Alain Vavasseur, and Dr. Nathalie Leonhardt

The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

B.S., Apr. 2009 – Mar. 2013


Co-organizer, Plant Cell Atlas Spatial Omics Workshop, 2024

Editor, Plant & Cell Physiology, 2024 -

Editor, Journal of General Plant Pathology, 2024 -

Assistant Features Editor of The Plant Cell, Jan. 2021- Dec. 2022

Plantae Fellow, 2020-2021


Ad Hoc Reviewer for Grants 

ERC Advanced, ERC Consolidator, ANR, SPS

Ad Hoc Reviewer for Journals 

Cell Reports, Developmental Cell, eLife, ISME, Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions, Nature Communications, Nature Microbiology, Nature Plants, New Phytologist, PNAS, Plant Cell Physiology, Plos Pathogens, The Plant Cell, The Plant Journal