Carotenoid derivatives as chloroplast signals

We have a number of projects ranging from developmental genetics to chemistry looking at carotenoid cleavage and how some cleavage products regulate leaf and flower development and how plants and chloroplasts sense and respond to light during germination

Possible Techniques: molecular genetics, biochemistry, protein crystallography, LC and GC MS, developmental biology

See Avendaño-Vázquez et al 2014 Plant Cell; Hou et al 2016, Trends in Plant Science; McQuinn et al 2015 Current Opinion in Plant Biology; Nisar et al 2015 Molecular Plant

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Ryan McQuinn