When: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Plant Sciences : 1130
Event Type(s): Community Service
Dr. Yang has focused on 2 inter-linked areas in plant cell biology: molecular basis for cell polarity development/cell shape formation & signaling networks controlled by a plant-specific GTPase switch called Rop. Evidence has emerged from Dr. Yang's laboratory & several other laboratories that Rop acts as a versatile switch in signal transduction in plants. Dr. Yang's research shows that Rop signaling provides a general mechanism for the control of cell polarity & cell shape formation; & he has demonstrated that cell shape formation in intact tissues involves two phases with distinct mechanisms. His laboratory is identifying signals that regulate Rop-dependent directional cell expansion & other components in the Rop-dependent pathways.
For more information, contact:
Susan E. Burk
+1 301 405 6244