Projects

GLO-Roots Online!

Our pre-print for Rubén’s manuscript on the GLO-Roots imaging system now available at BioRxiv.  It describes an integrated imaging system for studying root architecture, gene expression, root-root, root-soil and root microbe interactions using luminescence reporters.  Comments are very welcome!

The Divining Root

New review by Neil Robbins II is out online at Journal of Experimental Botany!  Review covers the response of roots to moisture at the micro and macro scales and discusses research related to osmo-sensing and hydropatterning in roots.  Neil did a great job communicating concepts in physiology with clarity.  Enjoy!

Robbins NE 2nd, Dinneny JR. The divining root: moisture-driven responses of roots at the micro- and macro-scale. J Exp Bot. 2015 Jan 22. pii: eru496. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PubMed PMID: 25617469.

Josep Vilarrasa-Blasi wins EMBO long-term fellowship!

Josep was awarded a long-term fellowship from EMBO to work on osmotic stress signaling mechanisms in the Dinneny lab.  Josep comes to us from the Ana Caño-Delgado lab in Spain where he worked on Brassinosteroid signaling in roots.  His study, published in Developmental Cell (Vilarrasa-Blasi et al., 2014), identified the BRAVO gene as an important regulator of stem-cell division downstream of steroid signaling.  In the Dinneny lab he will work to determine the osmo-sensory pathway and develop novel imaging tools to monitor physical changes in cells during osmo-stimulation.