11 Faculty/Mentors

Plant and Microbial Biology

Barbara Baker, Professor
(1) MicroRNA Regulation of Plant Innate Immunity (Current Term Now Closed)
Benjamin Blackman, Professor
(1) Functional Genetics of Sunflower and Monkeyflower (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Genetics of Adaptation in Monkeyflowers (Current Term Now Closed)
(3) Natural Variation in Developmental Timing and Morphology in Sunflower (Current Term Now Closed)
(4) Genetics of Floral Pigmentation Patterns (Current Term Now Closed)
Steven Brenner, Professor
(1) A unified analysis strategy for RNA-seq based differential gene expression and alternative slicing analysis (computational biology). (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Coevolution of nonsense-mediated mRNA decay and alternative splicing (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Automatic identification of protein domains (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Critical Assessment of Genome Interpretation (CAGI) (Full- no new appr needed)
Yangnan Gu, Professor
(1) Engineering Nuclear Transport Receptor for Plant Resistance (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Exploring the function of a novel plant nuclear membrane protein (Open)
Frank Harmon, Professor
(1) Project 1: Discovering transcript splicing mechanisms with mutants in the plant Arabidopsis thaliana (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Computational identification of shared and unique transcriptional regulatory modules in the crop plants sorghum, maize, and Setaria (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Project 3: Characterizing the maize circadian clock with mutants. (Current Term Now Closed)
Ksenia Krasileva, Professor
(1) Characterising the impact of individual pathogen proteins on duckweed (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Natural diversity of plant immune receptors (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Bioinformatics project on the adaptation of fungal plant pathogens to plant defenses (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Characterization of wheat mutants with enhanced resistance to yellow stripe rust (Check back for status)
Jennifer Lewis, Professor
(1) Plant innate immunity in response to bacterial pathogens (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Programming/engineering tools to understand plant-pathogen interactions (Current Term Now Closed)
Krishna Niyogi, Professor
(1) Efficient photosynthesis is essential for productive food crops. (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Expanding the Molecular Toolbox for a Biomineralizing Microalgal Model System (Current Term Now Closed)
(3) Photosynthesis is a fundamental process to the productive growth of plants and algae. (Current Term Now Closed)
(4) Photosynthetic organisms as a promising sources for sustainable solutions to meet the growing global needs for energy and products. (Current Term Now Closed)
Brian Staskawicz
(1) Structure-based protein engineering approach to confer novel disease resistance in plants (Current Term Now Closed)
Michi Taga, Professor
(1) How do soil bacteria share nutrients? (Current Term Now Closed)
Mary Wildermuth, Professor
(1) Salicylic acid biosynthesis and regulation in Arabidopsis (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Elucidation of powdery mildew factors controlling powdery mildew growth on Arabidopsis (Full- no new appr needed)