I'm studying the structural differences between a family of 10 Arabidopsis enzymes which catalyze the addition of fucose onto different acceptors. My goal is to elucidate the structural enzymatic differences that have allowed and required these proteins to gain specificity for their substrates. I am also interested in studying the evolutionary pattern of the corresponding genes which have undergone prolific duplication events with unlikely or unknown activity.
Loren Rieseberg, John Burke, Lisa Donovan, Brent Hulke, Andries Temme, Rishi Masalia exploring the deserts of Southern California (2015).
Alumnus - Elise Bartelme
Alumna Elise Bartelme teaching a Plant Biology lab course (2014).
Girl Scout Science Day
Graduate student Michelle Hwang and Post-Doc Karolina Heyduck look over the shoulders of two young students working on a computer science module for Girl Scout Day.
Alumnus - Marziyeh Haghighat
Principles of Plant Biology lab course taught by former graduate student Marziyeh Haghighat (2014)
Grad Student - Uma Nagendra
Uma Nagendra is the overall winner of 2014 “Dance Your Ph.D.” contest. http://news.sciencemag.org/people-events/2014/11/dance-your-ph-d-winner-announced