Areas of expertise
Intracellular protein trafficking, clathrin-dependent trafficking, membrane biogenesis, microtubules, polar growth, the phragmoplast, the cell wall.
Sebastian Bednarek is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He earned his PhD from Michigan State University. He is an expert on intracellular protein trafficking and membrane biogenesis and his work focuses on deciphering the molecular mechanisms underlying the formation of the cell plate, using both biochemical and genetic approaches.
Plant Cell, Reviewing Editor (2004-); Frontiers in Plant Science, Co-Editor (2011).
Honors and awards include
National High-end Foreign Expert Award, China Central Government; Thousand Talents Plan Award, Zhejiang Province Government, China; Guest Professor at Zhejiang Normal University, China; Vilas Associate Award, UW-Madison; Jung Excellence in Teaching Award, UW-Madison; DuPont Center for Collaborative Research and Education Award; Shaw Scientist Award, Milwaukee Foundation; Cancer Research Fund of the Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation postdoctoral research fellowship; Bessey Memorial Award for graduate research, Michigan State University.