Tenai E. Eguen

University of California, San Diego
Natural Sciences Building, 6108
La Jolla, CA 92037-0380
Lab Phone: 858-534-4979
E-mail: teguen@ucsd.edu

Research Interests
My research focuses on the role of redox signaling in plant resistance against pathogen infection. In Dr. Steve Briggs' lab I use mass spectrometry to identify redox regulated proteins that are involved in resistance against infection in Arabidopsis. In Dr. Palsson's lab I am exploring models of plant metabolism during pathogen infection.

B.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. University of California, Santa Cruz
B.A. Business Management Economics. University of California, Santa Cruz
Undergraduate Thesis: The Purification of LOV proteins and phototropin for quantum efficiency measurements

Poster presentation:
Tenai Eguen, Steve Briggs, Chris Van Schie, Kiyoshi Tachikawa. The role of redox signaling in plant defense against pathogen infection. 2008. Thiol-based redox regulation and signaling Gordon research conference.
Christopher T. Nomura, Tomoyo Tanaka, Tenai E. Eguen, Alexandria S. Appah, Ken'ichiro Matsumoto, Seiichi Taguchi, C. Leo Ortiz, and Yoshiharu Doi. FabG mediates polyhydroalkanoate production from both related and unrelated carbon in recombinant Escherichia coli LS521 Biotechnol. Prog., 24 (2), 342 -35, 2008 http://pubs.acs.org/cgi-bin/article.cgi/bipret/2008/24/i02/html/bp070303y.html