| Dianne Pater
I am a PhD graduate student in Julian Schroeder’s lab at UCSD and I am collaborating with John McKay’s lab at Colorado State University. I graduated from the University of New Mexico with a B.S in Biology, where I was a member of David Hanson’s lab. As I am deeply committed to both mentoring students and increasing diversity in science, I am active in professional organizations such as SACNAS and AWIS.
stresses, including drought, elicit production of the plant hormone
abscisic acid (ABA), which activates drought resistance responses
including gene expression and closing of stomata through a complex
signaling pathway. Stomatal closure reduces the amount of
transpirational water loss of plants. I work with the crop plant
Brassica napus (canola) analyzing transgenic plants as well as double
hybrid lines with altered water use efficiency QTL to assess drought
resistance responses while also analyzing defined growth parameters.
Heckwolf, D. Pater, D.T. Hanson, R. Kaldenhoff. “The Arabidopsis
aquaporin At PIP1;2 is a physiologically relevant CO2 transport
facilitator.” The Plant Journal, Vol. 67, September 2011, p. 795-804.