Former postdoc Dagmar Lyska and current Research Scientist Setsuko Wakao contributed to this PNAS paper, which shows that speeding up NPQ relaxation via ZEP overexpression can improve productivity in an alga.
Postdoc Dhruv Patel-Tupper contributed to this paper in Plant Physiology, showing that editing of EPFL10, a STOMAGEN paralog, can decrease water loss in rice without a negative impact on CO2 assimilation.
First-year MCB graduate student Erin NewRingeisen has joined the Niyogi lab after completing rotations. Welcome to the lab!
Ethan is a 4th year Microbiology Ph.D. student, working on the biosynthesis of algaenan, a recalcitrant algal cell wall biopolymer. The Teaching Effectiveness Award for GSIs recognizes his teaching ideas and problem-solving skills associated with hybrid online/in-person learning during his semester as a GSI for Bio1A in Fall 2021.
Anna Leipertz presented her research on “Interrogating the potential of non-coding sequence mutagenesis to modulate endogenous gene expression” at Western Photosynthesis Conference 2023.
Congratulations to former Ph.D. student Robbie Calderon on his JBC paper providing new insights into the function of RBD1!
Thanks to Cailyn Sakurai and former lab member Megan Ogburn for all their hard work in designing and launching our new website!
Former postdoc Chris Baker contributed to this review article that was published in the Jan. 11 issue of Journal of Experimental Botany.
First-year graduate students Efren Gonzalez, Karina Cunningham, and Tonio Chaparro have joined the Niyogi lab after completing their rotations in the fall semester. Welcome to the lab!
Congratulations to our graduate student Dhruv Patel-Tupper for completing his Ph.D.! We are happy that you’re staying on as a postdoc in the lab for a few months before moving on to the next stage of your career.