Plant Programmed Cell Death Research

 

Ongoing projects in the Gunawardena PCD Lab

 

Adrian Dauphinee (Post-doctoral fellow)

Determining the lace plant programmed cell death signaling cascade

 Georgia Denbigh (NSERC USRA + honours)

How does leaf vein patterning affect lace plant perforation formation?

 Meredith Fraser ( NSERC USRA + honours)

Is intracellular calcium release necessary for developmental PCD in the lace plant?

 

Past Projects:

Calcium in Lace Plant PCD - Megan Best

Stimulation of PCD in the Control Cells of The Lace Plant - Kabir Bhanot

Differentially expressed genes in the areas for PCD - Chris LeFort

Determing optimal pH for lace plant growth and monitoring different phenotypes from corm placement in substrate. - Joel Slade

The effect of calcium inhibitor EGTA on PCD in lace plants - Sama Subeh

Determining the effect of the calcium inhibitor ruthenium red on lace plant PCD - Shayla McIssac

Callus induction in lace plant - Kyle Creamer

Determining the role of calcium during lace plant PCD - Anna Elliott

Effect of the calcium inhibitor EGTA on lace plant PCD - Johannah Profit

Documenting cytoskeletal rearrangements during lace plant PCD- Kendra Sauerteig

Callus induction in lace plants -Joey carter

In vivo study of transvacuolar strands during PCD- Stephanie Lane

In vivo cytoplasmic streaming during PCD in Lace Plant Leaves- Harrison Wright

In vivo study of developmentally regulated PCD in lace plant - Jaime Wertman

Lydia Fraughton (Undergraduate student)- Regeneration of lace plant via callus tissue

Thenmoly Chelliah (Undergraduate student)- Study of chloroplast differentiation in lace plant leaves

Christina Lord (PhD student) -Characterization of organelle changes during lace plant PCD

Devin MacDonald (Part time research assistant)

The effect of light on lace plant growth

Trevor Warner (Undergraduate student)

Investigating induced cell death in lace plant leaves using live cell imaging

Angelica Camilo (Undergraduate student)

Regeneration of the lace plant (Aponogetonmadagascariensis) through callus induction on the corm, leaves, and isolated protoplasts

Rebecca Watts (Undergraduate student)

The role of vacuole during plant PCD

James Sayre (Undergraduate student)

Development of a sterilization protocol for infected lace plant corms

Paul Parks (Honours student)

The impact of salisilic acid on PCD in leaves of lace plant

Gaolathe Rantong (PhD student)

The role of ethylene, ethylene receptors and caspase-like enzymes in lace plant programmed cell death

Brittney Allen (Honours student)

Role of autophagy in lace plant PCD

Gerorgia Denbigh (Experiential Learning)

Investigation of Reactive oxygen species (ROS) in lace plant PCD

Adrian Dauphinee (PhD student)

Investigating the mechanisms of PCD using novel lace plant

Jacob Fletcher (MSc student)

Role of anthocyanin in lace plant PCD

Conrad Yiridoe (Honours student)

Role of jasmonates in lace plant PCD

Golara sharafi (NSERC USRA + Honours)

Agrobacterium tumefaciens mediated live cell mitochondrial RFP labeling

Stephen Chew (Sarah Lawson + Honous)

Role of autophagy in lace plant PCD

 

 

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