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Chlamydomonas keeps the rhythm going

By Patrice Salomé, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA  Salomé and Merchant analyze hundreds of RNA-seq samples in the single-cell green alga and discover vast co-expression potential and surprising residual synchronized expression across samples derived from cultures…

Recognizing The Plant Cell author Hanna Nishida

Hanna Nishida, co-first author of Different DNA-binding specificities between NLP and NIN transcription factors underlie nitrate-induced control of root nodulation Current Position: Postdoctoral researcher, Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization…

Recognizing The Plant Cell author Shohei Nosaki

Shohei Nosaki, co-first author of Different DNA-binding specificities between NLP and NIN transcription factors underlie nitrate-induced control of root nodulation Current Position: Assistant professor, Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan Education:…

Recognizing The Plant Cell author Hardik P. Gala

Hardik P. Gala, first author of A single cell view of the transcriptome during lateral root initiation in Arabidopsis thaliana Current Position:  Postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Jennifer Nemhauser  @ University of Washington, Department of Biology­ Education: PhD in Cell biology with Prof. Jyotsna…

Recognizing The Plant Cell author Fanli Meng

Fanli Meng, first author of Genomic editing of intronic enhancers unveils their roles in regulation of tissue-specific gene expression in Arabidopsis thaliana Current Position:  Professor, College of Agriculture, Northeast Agricultural University (NEAU), China Education: Ph.D., Genetics at Shenyang…

The final (algal) frontier: Chlamydomonas enters the age of single cell RNA-seq

Ma, Salomé and colleagues use single cell RNA-seq (scRNA-seq) on the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii as a proof-of-concept for the application of this method to unicellular algae.  By Patrice A. Salomé, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA* Background: The sequenced…

Recognizing The Plant Cell author Niklas Klusch

Niklas Klusch, first author of A ferredoxin bridge connects the two arms of plant mitochondrial complex I  Current Position: PhD student, Max Planck Institute of Biophysics Education: BSc in Biology, MSc in Cell Biology and Physiology, Goethe University Frankfurt/Germany Non-scientific Interests:…

Coevolving Chloroplast Proteins

By ES Forsythe, AM Williams, DB Sloan, Department of Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado Forsythe and colleagues measured the rate of variation across thousands of nucleus-encoded and plastid-encoded proteins to then look for evidence of coevolution, suggestive of similar functions…

Recognizing The Plant Cell author Henryk Straube

Henryk Straube, first author of Enhanced nucleotide analysis enables the quantification of deoxynucleotides in plants revealing connections between nucleoside and deoxynucleoside metabolism Current Position: PhD student, Department of Molecular Nutrition and Biochemistry of Plants, Institute of…