People

 
 

People

Lina Duan
Graduate student, NUS
Lina is a graduate student from the National University of Singapore, Department of Biological Sciences.  She's made the big move to Carnegie to finish up her studies on the regulation of root branching by salt stress.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bao Yun
Graduate student, NUS
Bao Yun is also a graduate student from NUS, DBS.  Her project is focused on understanding the hormonal signals that guide the root towards moisture in the environment.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Geng Yu
Graduate student, NUS
Geng Yu is interested in how growth is regulated during salt stress and how cascades of hormone signaling events lead to dynamic changes in cell elongation.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wu Rui
Graduate student, NUS
Wu Rui is our genome hacker trying to crack the cis-element code controlling spatiotemporal aspects of the salt stress transcriptional response.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shahram Emami
Postdoc
Shahram is a true Silicon Valley native having originally worked at Sun Microsystems.  Shahram later decided to apply his computational skills to answer biological questions and received his PhD from UC Davis working with Alan Rose and Ian Korf to understand intron-mediated enhancement of gene expression.  He has now turned his attention 5' to the role of cis-regulatory element control of complex gene expression patterns in the plant.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Neil Robbins
Graduate student, Stanford Biology
A native of Arizona, Neil understands the importance of water for plant biology.  When he's not imagining what each lab member looks like in cartoon form, he's developing methods for understanding hydropatterning in maize and Arabidopsis roots.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ruben Rellan-Alvarez
Postdoc
Ruben comes from Spain where he studied iron transportation mechanisms in Javier Abadia's lab.  Not happy enough with the gel-based systems commonly used, Ruben is working to develop soil-based imaging systems that will allow us to explore novel aspects of biology in the "hidden half" of the plant.
 
 
 
 
 
 
M.C. Yee
Lab Manager
MC has worked for renowned scientists such as Charles Yanofsky and Carlos Bustamante at Stanford University on topics ranging from regulatory mechanisms in bacteria to human evolution.  Never one to shy away from a challenge, MC is now pioneering the use of Setaria viridis as a model grass species to understanding tissue-specific responses to drought stress.
 
 
 
Jose Sebastian
Postdoc
Pronounced "Jos", Jose comes to our lab from the Boyce Thomson Institute where he worked with Jiyoung Lee to understand the regulation of root growth by SHORTROOT and cytokinin signaling.  Jose brings his developmental credentials to bear on the problem of how root growth and development are affected by drought in Setaria viridis.