Recognizing Plant Direct authors: Marianne C. Kramer

Marianne C. Kramer, first author of N6-methyladenosine and RNA secondary structure affect transcript stability and protein abundance during systemic salt stress in Arabidopsis

Current Position: PhD Candidate in Cell and Molecular Biology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Education: B.S. in Biology with a concentration in Cell and Molecular Biology from the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz

Non-scientific Interests: hiking, soccer, baking/decorating cakes

Brief bio: I am a PhD candidate in the lab of Dr. Brian Gregory at the University of Pennsylvania. My graduate work has centered on post-transcriptional gene regulation in Arabidopsis. In this study, we’ve studied the role of RNA modifications, RNA binding proteins, and RNA secondary structure in regulating protein abundance during response to systemic salt stress. I’m completing my dissertation in a couple of months and will be going on to a postdoctoral position at the Danforth Plant Science Center in the lab of Dr. Keith Slotkin.