Dominique Bergmann, PhD
Associate Professor of Biology
371 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-5020
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Functioning organisms possess an abundant array of tissues, each composed of distinct cell types with distinct cell morphologies. How is this grand diversity of fates and forms generated? Cells in the Arabidopsis stomatal lineage distill many of the key features of development: they must be chosen from initially equivalent cells, they undergo asymmetric and self-renewing divisions, they communicate among themselves and they must respond to the environment. Our lab takes a multidisciplinary approach–from cell biology to genomics to ecophysiology–that leverages the intrinsic strengths of this biological system to create a conceptual and technical framework for the study of cell fate, stem-cell self-renewal and cell polarity.
Please see our research pages for more information on specific projects.
Congratulations to On Sun and the transcription team for their new work out in Science Xpress!
Direct roles of SPEECHLESS in the specification of stomatal self-renewing cells
On Sun Lau and colleagues developed an improved method to monitor DNA-protein interactions and used this to make a comprehensive map of genes targeted by SPEECHLESS, the master regulator of stem-cell initiation in the plant epidermis.
Congratulation to Greg and Diego for their new paper on MAPK signaling out in Plant Cell!
Manipulation of Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Kinase Signaling in the Arabidopsis Stomatal Lineage Reveals Motifs That Contribute to Protein Localization and Signaling Specificity.