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Joseph Jez

Washington University in St. Louis
From Proteins to Climate Change: Redox Controls and Environmental Responses in Plants
A fundamental challenge for plant biologists is to understand how plants respond to their environment to maintain growth, development, and propagation. A wide-range of environmental stresses alter intracellular redox environment that perturb cellular physiology and metabolism to affect plant growth and development. Current work in the lab employs a combination of x-ray crystallography, enzymology, molecular biology, proteomics, and plant biology to identify redox-controlled circuits that regulate plant metabolism. This project aims to broadly understand how environmental changes re-model biochemical pathways in plants at the molecular, cellular, and organism levels with the aim of engineering these systems to address agricultural and environmental problems.
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