Marisa Otegui

Laboratory of Cell and Molecular Biology & Botany Department

Endosomal trafficking in plants

(608) 265-5703

224a Birge Hall
430 Lincoln Dr
Madison, WI 53706


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focus groups:

Plant Biology; Membrane Biology & Protein Trafficking

research description:

My research focuses on the mechanisms that regulate membrane and protein trafficking and degradation in plants and how they control plant development. We have combined multiple approaches to understand the regulation of endosomal trafficking and degradation of membrane proteins, and the delivery of proteins and membranes to vacuoles. We are also developing tools to analyze the synthesis sites and transport of metabolites in plant cells. My research program relies heavily on cell imaging. We use both fluorescence–based imaging and transmission electron microscopy and electron tomography of high-pressure frozen cells.

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