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Collaborations

We have active collaborations with several groups on campus.

Alan Collmer, Department of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology

Our publications list reflects the extensive long-term collaboration we enjoy with Alan Collmer and members of his laboratory. The two groups focus on Pseudomonas syringae DC3000 and investigate complimentary questions that have numerous interesting connections in the realm of gene regulation.

Chris Myers, Sr. Research Associate, Center for Advanced Computing

Our relationship with Chris Myers represents a second critical, long-term collaboration. Myers is a solid-state physicist with an extensive background in modeling complex systems, including gene regulation networks.

Rose Loria, Department of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology

The Loria laboratory is investigating the pathogen Streptomyces scabies, which causes potato scab. The S. scabies genome has been fully sequenced and her group shares many interests with us regarding gene regulation, the interaction of the pathogen with its host and the environment, and genome-scale methods for analyzing gene expression.

Steve Beer, Department of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology

The Beer laboratory investigates the fire blight pathogen, Erwinia amylovora. This genome has recently been sequenced, opening the door to bioinformatics methods for identifying effectors and other virulence factors. Our collaboration has focused primarily on the identification of promoters In E. amylovara using bioinformatics and reporter methodologies.

Kwangwon Lee, Department of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology

The Lee laboratory focuses on light regulation, circadian clock regulation, and disease development in the model fungal systems Neurspora crassa and Magnaporthe oryzae, With their guidance, we are exploring the role of light in the biology of DC3000.

Ted Tannhauser, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Ithaca, NY

The Tannhauser laboratory is our primary collaborator for investigations involving protein identification and differential expression using mass spectrometry. Our current projects involve using these methods to analyze DC3000 protein expression under various conditions.

George Grills, Life Sciences Core Laboratories Center

George Grills is the Director of Advanced Technology Assessment in the Life Sciences Core Laboratories Center at Cornell. Our groups collaborate on high-throughput methods for bacterial transcriptome analysis.

Mike Shuler, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

The Shuler laboratory is one of the leading laboratories in the mathematical modeling of metabolism. Our collaboration focuses on using chemical engineering approaches to help understand the metabolism of iron in Pseudomonas syringae.

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