Recognizing Plant Physiology authors: James A. Davis

James A. Davis, co-first author of Update: Dynamic membranes – The multiple roles of P4 and P5 ATPases

Current Position: Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Education: Ph.D. in Biochemistry, University of Nevada, Reno; B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Nevada, Reno

Non-scientific Interests: playing guitar, running, watching scary movies!

Brief bio: I was raised and educated primarily in Nevada, the lovely sagebrush state. After receiving my B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UNR, I decided to stay in Reno and pursue my Doctorate in Dr. Jeffrey Harper’s lab. My research focused primarily on lipid flippases and their importance for plant growth, and evolved to include potential connections between flippases and the catabolism of specific sphingolipids. After obtaining my Ph.D. in Biochemistry, I joined the lab of Dr. Jeffrey Shen at UNLV as a Postdoctoral researcher.