Chris Cheng received a Research in Science & Engineering (RISE) fellowship for his summer research project. Congratulations!
Chris Cheng was awarded a Research in Science & Engineering (RISE) fellowship to conduct undergraduate research in the M.Chen lab between June 26 and September 1, 2017. Chris will be working with Chan Yul to investigate the mechanism of light signaling in controlling chloroplast biogenesis. Congratulations, Chris!
Dr. Xiao-teng Cai joined the M. Chen lab as a postdoctoral fellow. Xiao-teng obtained his Ph.D. from University of Science and Technology of China, where he worked with Prof. Chengbin Xiang on stress responses in Arabidopsis. Xiao-teng will investigate the mechanism of subnuclear reorganization by light signaling. Welcome Xiao-teng!
Andrew’s paper on the mechanism for dual-targeting HEMERA to plastids and the nucleus has been published in Plant Physiology.
Andrew Nevarez and Yongjian Qiu published their report in Plant Physiology on the mechanism of dual-targeting of HEMERA/pTAC12 to plastids and the nucleus. Their study suggests that the nuclear localization of HEMERA is mediated by a plastid-to-nucleus protein translocation mechanism - HEMERA is localized to plastids first before relocated to the nucleus. A similar mechanism was [...]
Andrew gave a beautiful dissertation talk on his Ph.D. project entitled “Mechanism of dual-targeting of HEMERA to the chloroplasts and nucleus”. He has also passed his Ph.D. defense. Congratulations Andrew on reaching this milestone in your life!
M. Chen lab received funds from NIH for purchasing a new confocal microscope for the UCR Imaging Core.
M. Chen lab received $155,000 supplemental funds from NIGMS to contribute to the purchase of a state-of-the-art Zeiss LSM880-Airyscan confocal microscope for the UCR Imaging Core. We deeply appreciate the support from NIGMS. This is a joint grant application with two other NIGMS-supported PIs, Xuemei Chen and Zhenbiao Yang. Many thanks to the support from Vice [...]