Participating Labs - Contact Information

Principal Investigators

Richard Michelmore
148 Asmundson Hall
Department of Vegetable Crops
University of California
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: (530) 752-1729
FAX: (530) 752-9659
rwrwmichelmore.edu
Andrew Bent
Department of Plant Pathology
University of Wisconsin - Madison
1630 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 265-3034
FAX: (608) 263-2626
afb@plantpath.wisc.edu
Scot Hulbert
Department of Plant Pathology
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone: (785) 532-1392
FAX: (785) 532-5692
shulbrt@plantpath.ksu.edu
Jan Leach
Department of Plant Pathology
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone: (785) 532-1367
FAX: (785) 532-5692
jeleach@plantpath.ksu.edu

Personnel at the University of California - Davis

The primary focus of the UC Davis component of the project is the characterization of unknown NBS-LRR-encoding genes. The appropriate tools are not available for routine functional analysis of genomic sequences that may be lethal when expressed or overexpressed. Therefore, we have designed and constructed a series of vectors that will allow efficient, precise cloning and analysis of genes via expression from a chemically-inducible promoter in planta. These vectors, transgenics, and strategies will be a public resource (provided we are not obstructed from releasing them due to IP restrictions on several of the components).

Blake Meyers
Assistant Professor
Delaware Biotechnology Institute
meyers@dbi.udel.edu
Phone: (302) 831-3418
Alexander Kozik
Senior Postdoctoral Researcher
(Bioinformatics)
akozik@atgc.org
Phone: (530) 752-1742
Xiaoping Tan
Graduate Student
xpitan@ucdavis.edu
Phone: (530) 752-6361
 Dean Lavelle
Graduate Student
dean@ucdavis.edu
Phone: (530) 752-6361
Padma Sudarshana
Postdoctoral Researcher
Carol Lam
Research Assistant
Alyssa Griego
Bioinformatics assistant
Sam Lee
Research Assistant
Steve Edberg
System administrator
 

Personnel at the University of Wisconsin - Madison

The primary focus of this component is the establishment of gene expression patterns of known NBS-LRR-encoding resistance genes. These experiments use Pseudomonas syringae in pathogenic and non-pathogen strains carrying different avirulence genes, and gene expression changes are monitored using microarrays.

Jinrong Wan
Postdoctoral Researcher
jrw@plantpath.wisc.edu
Phone: (608) 265-3075

Personnel at Kansas State University

The primary focus of this component is on the functional characterization of NBS-LRR-encoding genes in corn and rice. We are isolating and characterizing full-length family members from three NBS-LRR families in maize and are analyzing these genetically. We are mining and cataloguing rice sequences from databases, and have produced a subtracted, pathogen-challenged cDNA library in both rice and maize. Selected clones are being analyzed by northerns and will soon be used in microarray experiments to study rice responses to pathogens.

Jianfa Bai
Postdoctoral Researcher
jianfa@plantpath.ksu.edu
Phone: (785) 532-2328
Qing Sun
Postdoctoral Researcher
sun@plantpath.ksu.edu
Phone: (785) 532-1354
Lourdes Pennill
Technician
Payam Honargohan
Undergraduate Assistant
Tracy Wilson
Undergraduate Assistant
Vanesha Thompson
Undergraduate Assistant
Natalie Rolfe
Undergraduate Assistant
Paula Schneider
Undergraduate Assistant