Greetings, my name is Joel Gray and I am a graduate student in the Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics. I have been a student in the Devarenne lab since April 2007.
For my research, I am investigating the role of Pdk1 and AGC1-3 in Arabidopsis thaliana. Does AGC1-3, the homolog of SlAdi3, serve as a negative regulator of programmed cell death as it does in tomato? Likewise is there any differential regulation of AGC1-3 by the two different isoforms of AtPdk1? I am investigating these problems with kinase assays, localization studies, as well as knockouts and knockdowns of these genes.