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The RNases review by Gustavo and Benoît Castandet just came out in the August issue of Plant Physiology (August 2020)

platidial ribonucleases

Sarah Grambo (Biochem senior) presented her research in a poster at the Plant Biology World Summit (ASPB annual meeting) (July 2020)

Grambo ASPB poster

Gustavo participated in the panel "Equity, Diversity, Inclusion: Effecting Institutional Change"  at the Plant Biology World Summit (ASPB annual meeting) (July 2020)


The lab welcomes Ludvic Mejia (Biology senior), who has been accepted in the IINSPIRE-LSAMP program for the summer and will work on plant-insect interactions. (July 2020)


Sarah Grambo (Biochem senior) received the Dean’s High Impact Award from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, to conduct summer research in the lab. She will continue with the characterization of cuticle changes in soybean leaves in response to aphid feeding. (June 2020)


Brandon Buscher (Biochem junior) received the Dean’s High Impact Award from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, to conduct summer research in the lab. He will continue with the characterization vacuolar phosphatases involved in the RNA salvage pathway. (June 2020)


Press release highlighting our new NSF grant (2017): "A cellular pathway in plants may hold keys to understanding human disease"

Arabidopsis plants

The blog from Molecular and Cellular Biosciences division of the National Science Foundation highlighted our work (2016):  "Evidence for autophagy-dependent pathways of rRNA turnover in Arabidopsis"

vacuolar ribosome turnover

Press release of our work on soybean aphids (2013): "ISU study: Aphid attacks weaken genetic defenses in soybeans, may open door for other pests"

MPMI cover