Jacob Brunkard

Credentials: Genetics Department

Position title: Molecular mechanisms regulating plant metabolism

Email: brunkard@wisc.edu

Phone: 570-406-2440

Address:
3106 Genetics
425 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706

Headshot Jake Brunkard

lab website:

http://brunkardlab.wixsite.com/brunkardlab

focus groups:

Cellular & Molecular Metabolism; Plant Biology; RNA Biology

research description:

TARGET OF RAPAMYCIN (TOR) is a conserved eukaryotic protein kinase that integrates diverse physiological cues to coordinate metabolism. TOR is intensely studied by biomedical researchers for its roles in human diseases, including most cancers, but much less is known about TOR in the other major eukaryotic lineage, plants. Our group investigates the evolution and molecular mechanisms of TOR signaling in model plant species using a combination of approaches, including genetics, functional genomics/proteomics, biochemistry, and cell biology.

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