Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Jeremy Jewell

Jeremy Jewell, first author of Extracellular ATP shapes a defense-related transcriptome both independently and along with other defense signaling pathways

Current Position: Postdoc, Department of Plant Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, USA

Education: PhD, Molecular Plant Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, USA; MSc, Plant Science, Montana State University, Bozeman, USA: BSc, Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Montana State University, Bozeman, USA.

Non-scientific Interests: Family, music (especially Ramones), guitars, building stuff, gardening, reading

Brief bio: I have long been fascinated by biology, but this interest didn’t extend to plants until I took a part-time job washing dishes in a barley genetics lab during my last year of undergraduate studies. The dishwashing happily morphed into a thesis project with Tom Blake on mapping QTL for feed-quality-associated traits in barley. Thereafter I was lucky to do dissertation research and a brief postdoc studying jasmonate metabolism and physiology in the lab of John Browse.  I have been enjoying the lab of Kiwamu Tanaka for two years while researching the signal transduction of extracellular ATP downstream of its plasma membrane localized receptor.