Mark Estelle, PhD
Distinguished Professor and Chair
UC San Diego
Mark Estelle is Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Section of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of California San Diego. Dr. Estelle trained in fruit fly genetics as a Ph.D. student at the University of Alberta and received his training in plant genetics as a postdoc at the Plant Research Lab at Michigan State University. Dr. Estelle has a long-standing interest in the mechanisms of auxin signaling and the integration of auxin signaling with other developmental and environmental programs. Estelle’s group discovered that auxin is perceived by a co-receptor complex consisting of the F-box protein TIR1 and a transcriptional repressor called an Aux/IAA protein. In addition, Dr. Estelle has made a number of important discoveries concerning the regulation of the ubiquitin-proteasome system.
Sunday, July 15
9:05 AM – 9:35 AM