Research interests: In vivo imaging of plant cell wall dynamics - Molecular genetic analysis of genes involved in cell growth - Cell wall biosynthesis in dividing cells - Cell wall engineering for sustainable bioenergy production.
We are interested in understanding how ion channels control signaling in
the nervous system. We
focus on potassium channel-mediated control of firing threshold and
ionic mechanisms involved in the generation and processing of sensory
potentials. Our research relies on a combination of mouse genetics,
electrophysiology, cell biology and compound screening approaches.
Signal transduction and functional genomics of biotic and abiotic stress tolerance. Protein-protein interactions at the host-pathogen interface: targeting and recognition of fungal effectors in rice cells.