2017 Hellman Fellow
Assistant Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology
UC San Diego
Project Title: Characterization of novel transcriptional regulators of plant innate immunity
Signal transduction regulating innate immunity in plants is not as well understood as for mammals. The PI discovered a new class of peptide hormones that are fundamental regulators of innate immune responses throughout the plant kingdom. Detailed investigation of newly identified signaling pathway components downstream from these hormones is proposed.