Dr Christine Faulkner
Research in the Faulkner lab focuses on how cell-to-cell communication regulates plant responses to an attack from a pathogen.
The lab uses cell and molecular biology approaches to specifically investigate how the intercellular channels that connect neighbouring cells, called plasmodesmata, open and close to control the exchange of materials between cells during immune responses.
The lab focuses on the following questions:
- How do plasmodesmata open and close?
- Why do cells communicate during defence?
- Do pathogens try to control plasmodesmata?
Viral probe gives ringside view of cell-to-cell combatread more
Dr Christine Faulkner awarded Consolidator Grant from the European Research Councilread more
Five new Project Leaders join the John Innes Centreread more
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Publisher’s version: 10.1073/pnas.1715556115
New Phytologist Volume 2017, issue 1 ppages 62-67
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An automated quantitative image analysis tool for the identification of microtubule patterns in plants.
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