HHMI/Stanford University - Department of Biology
Andrea Mair is a postdoctoral researcher working with Dominique Bergmann at Stanford University in California. She earned her PhD at the University of Vienna in Austria, working on low energy stress-mediated phosphorylation of transcription factors in plants. She is interested in understanding how transcription factors with similar DNA binding preferences achieve functional specificity to promote plant development and dynamic signaling pathways. Her work at Stanford focuses on the transcriptional master regulators of stomatal development and aims at (1) understanding how protein complex formation promotes unique functions of these closely related basic helix-loop-helix transcription factors and (2) how conserved these protein complexes are between dicots and grasses. In her work she is using proximity labeling with TurboID as a new tool to identify putative protein interactors and local proteomes in plants. Outside the lab, Andrea enjoys hiking and watching the beautiful wildlife and plants of California.
Monday, July 27, 2020
4:02 PM – 4:17 PM EDT