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Assistant Professor, Plant Science
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The Stress Granule Lab studies stress-specific complexes (biomolecular condensates) of small molecules, proteins, and mRNAs in plants. With the use of biochemistry, molecular biology, and cell biology, Chodasiewicz's group studies membrane-less foci formed in plant cells under stress conditions. The second aim of the group is to discover the stress-specific components of desert plants which make them resistant to stressful environmental conditions by studying small molecule-protein complexes with biochemical methods combined with molecular biology. The team intends to build a map of stress-specific small molecule-protein complexes to further dissect the mode of action of stress specific complexes.