Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Timothy Westlake

Timothy Westlake, first author of Proteome-wide analysis of cysteine reactivity during effector-triggered immunity

Current Position: Researcher at the National Institutes of Health and current student pursuing Masters in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland.

Future Position: Post-doctoral fellowship at Saitama University in the Division of Strategic Research and Development.

Education: Ph.D. in Plant Pathology and B.S. in Biology.

Brief Bio: Much of my research interest stems from my undergraduate and graduate studies in small molecule targets. I have a diverse array of research interests related to biotechnology in agriculture and health-related fields. I am currently studying in small molecule target in eukaryotic systems for therapeutic and biotechnology applications. My interest in plant biology relates to the determination of small molecule targets in efforts to advance plant biotechnology and further elucidate plant signaling networks in efforts to mitigating plant diseases and understand plant immunity.