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Graduate Studies

Genetics, Cellular & Molecular Sciences Training Grant

Trainee Profile

Matthew Neubauer

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Arabidopsis protoplasts transformed with a fluorescent protein and imaged using a confocal microscope in the LMIC.

Arabidopsis protoplasts transformed with a fluorescent protein and imaged using a confocal microscope in the LMIC.

Graduate Student
Contact Information
By telephone: 812-855-2219 (lab)
MY 302
Innes Lab website
Program
Department of Biology:
Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology
Education
B.S. Biology, 2013, Loyola University Chicago; Minor in Chemistry
Awards
Graduated from Loyola University Chicago Cum Laude with Honors (2013)
NIH Training Grant in Genetics, Cellular, and Molecular Science (2014-2015)
Research Description

My project is directed at elucidating mechanisms by which plants recognize and respond to pathogens. In particular, my work has been focused on the plant defense mechanisms regulated by the Enhanced Disease Resistance 1 (EDR1) protein. EDR1 is a kinase known to be involved in regulating programmed cell death in Arabadopsis thaliana in response to a variety of abiotic and biotic stress conditions. These biotic stress conditions include infection by fungal and other microbial pathogens. EDR1 is believed to negatively regulate the effects of the Keep on Going (KEG) and Arabadopsis Toxicos en Levadura (ATL 1) proteins, which are both E3 ubiquitin ligases. EDR1 has also been shown to affect the activity of MYC2, a transcription factor that regulates jasmonic acid signaling in plants. Many questions about this pathway still remain to be answered. I hope to be able to further characterize the nature of the interactions between EDR1 and the proteins it regulates, as well as identify other proteins that are involved in the EDR1 pathway.


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