Natural Sciences Building Rm #6322
Office Phone: 858-534-7105
Lab Phone: 858-534-4979
My research is focused on understanding how compatibility is established in host plant species during the infection process by the root knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita. In Dr. Steve Briggs laboratory, I am examining data generated from high throughput profiling methods (microarray and LTQ tandem mass spectrometry) of infected and uninfected root tissues from Arabidopsis thaliana to identify genes of interest for further investigation using a novel promoter pull-down method. In conjunction with Dr. Trey Ideker's laboratory, we hope to use data generated from these experiments as well as known protein-protein interaction data in Arabidopsis to generate a network model to describe the nematode infection process.
B.S. Biological Sciences. The
Honors thesis research on a putative GABA permease in Arabidopsis
I spend my spare time indulging my love of bad horror movies and film music. I do a little composition of my own and also enjoy reading and writing fiction.