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Pan-genome effector analysis of Pseudomonas syringae reveals the ways wild plants evade infection.

The Guttman and Desveaux labs in Cell & Systems Biology have published a comprehensive analysis of the huge variety of methods used by bacteria to evade the immune system of plants in the latest issue of Science magazine: “The pan-genome effector-triggered immunity landscape of a host-pathogen interaction.” Imagine you’re growing a tomato plant and you … Read More

Dr Ian Tobias awarded Provost’s Post-doctoral Fellowship to study stem cells across species

We are pleased to announce that Dr Ian Tobias has won a Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship to pursue research in Professor Jennifer Mitchell’s laboratory at Cell & Systems Biology. He will study how growth of stem cells differs between species. Dr Tobias will examine regions of DNA called enhancers that can turn genes off and on … Read More

CSB neurobiologists identify switch that turns muscles on and off during sleep

CSB Professor John Peever, CSB PhD grad Zoltan Torontali and CSB RA Jimmy Fraigne have demonstrated a new link between arousal and muscle paralysis in mice using behavioral, electrophysiological, and chemogenetic strategies in a paper in Current Biology.During REM sleep, muscle paralysis is induced by a region of the brain called the Sublaterodorsal Tegmental Nucleus … Read More