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Jennifer Nemhauser

Date & Location: October 26, 2020, at 4p; Virtual visit

Subject: Imaging the next green revolution

Host: Federica Brandizzi

About the Speaker

University: University of Washington

Research Interests: The Nemhauser lab is interested in understanding how signaling pathways fit into the broader contexts of time, location within an organism, and interaction with other signals. Specifically, they use a model plant called Arabidopsis thaliana to dissect the network by which seedlings change their form to take best advantage of their light environment. This process is called photomorphogenesis. Work from many groups over the past twenty years has produced a long list of factors linked to photoreceptors, the proteins that directly sense light and begin the process of photomorphogenesis. The goal of Dr. Nemhauser's research is to understand how these diverse proteins and small molecules create a robust and flexible network that shapes plant form.