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Rebecca Boston

William Neal Reynolds Professor, Assistant Director, NCARS

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor

Interim Assistant Director of CALS


Patterson Hall 202


Area(s) of Expertise

Plant molecular and developmental biology
Our lab studies the coordination of protein synthesis and phospholipid metabolism during seed maturation with particular focus on common signaling pathways between molecular chaperones and phospholipid biosynthetic enzymes. We also work with maize ribosome-inactivating proteins to characterize their fungicidal and insecticidal properties. Current projects are directed at determining both the means by which cytosolic RIPs from maize gain access to fungal ribosomes and the form (proenzyme or active enzyme) that enters the fungal cell.


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