THE BRUNKARD LAB
CELL & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
PLANT FUNCTIONAL GENOMICS
METABOLIC SIGNALING NETWORKS
Current Lab Members:
Dr. María Regina Scarpin (post-doc)
Dr. Michael Busche (post-doc)
Snigdha Chatterjee (Ph.D. candidate)
Nanticha Lutt (Ph.D. candidate)
Wilson Horner (Ph.D. candidate)
Katie Klimpel (post-bac researcher)
Lilly Pollasky (undergraduate researcher)
Jeff Pietroske (undergraduate researcher)
Brenna Gheelan (undergraduate researcher)
Zihan Zhang (undergraduate researcher)
John Wolf (undergraduate researcher)
Recent Lab Alumni:
China Lunde (lab manager, 2017-2021)
Jamie Ratty (undergraduate researcher, 2021)
Dr. Yun Hu (post-doc, 2018-2020)
Dr. María Jazmín Abraham-Juárez (post-doc, 2017)
Wassim Hage (Ph.D. rotation, 2017)
Emily Chau (undergraduate researcher, 2019-2020)
Cindy Chau (undergraduate researcher, 2018-2020)
Kimmy Ferry (undergraduate researcher, 2020)
Haoyue Liu (undergraduate researcher, 2020)
Hannah Riedy (undergraduate researcher, 2017-2019)
Marshall Godsil (undergraduate researcher, 2018-2019)
Neecki Zand (undergraduate researcher, 2019)
Lien Kim Pham (undergraduate researcher, 2019)
Shaeera Ahmed (undergraduate researcher, 2018-2019)
Kendall Schmidt (undergraduate researcher, 2018)
Clair Travis (undergraduate researcher, 2016-2017)
Jake is an Assistant Professor in the Laboratory of Genetics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Jake went to Swarthmore College for his B.A. in Biology and History, and then studied with Pat Zambryski (UC Berkeley) for his Ph.D. in Plant Biology. After a short stint as a post-doc in Sarah Hake's lab investigating maize development (USDA/PGEC), Jake started his independent group investigating TOR signaling in plants with the NIH Early Independence Award.
Brunkard JO*, Zambryski PC, (2019) Plant cell-cell transport via plasmodesmata is regulated by light and the circadian clock. Plant Physiol doi:10.1104/pp.19.00460.
Anderson AA, St. Aubin B, Abraham-Juárez MJ, Leiboff S, Shen Z, Briggs S, Brunkard JO, Hake S, (2019) The second site modifier, Sympathy for the ligule, encodes a homolog of Arabidopsis ENHANCED DISEASE RESISTANCE4 and rescues the liguleless narrow maize mutant. The Plant Cell 31(8):1829-44.
Brunkard JO*, Baker B, (2018) A two-headed monster to avert disaster: HBS1/SKI7 is alternatively spliced to build eukaryotic RNA surveillance complexes. Frontiers Plant Sci 9:1333.
Brunkard JO*, Burch-Smith TM, (2018) Ties that bind: the integration of plastid signaling pathways in plant cell metabolism. Essays Biochem 62(1):95-107.
Brunkard JO, Zambryski PC (2017) Plasmodesmata enable multicellularity: new insights into their evolution, biogenesis, and functions in development and immunity. Curr Opin Plant Biol 35:76-83.
Brunkard JO, Runkel AM, Zambryski PC (2016) Visualizing stromule frequency with fluorescence microscopy. J Vis Exp 117.
Brunkard JO, Runkel AM, Zambryski PC (2015) Chloroplasts extend stromules independently and in response to internal redox signals. Proc Nat Acad Sci USA 112(32):10044-9.
Brunkard JO, Runkel AM, Zambryski PC (2015) The cytosol must flow: intercellular transport through plasmodesmata. Curr Opin Cell Biol 35:13-20.
Brunkard JO, Runkel AM, Zambryski PC (2015) Comment on “A promiscuous intermediate underlies the evolution of LEAFY DNA binding specificity.” Science 347(6222):621.
Brunkard JO, Burch-Smith TM, Runkel AM, Zambryski P (2015) Investigating plasmodesmata genetics with virus-induced gene silencing and an Agrobacterium-mediated GFP movement assay. Meth Mol Biol 1217:185-198.
Brunkard JO, Runkel AM, Zambryski P (2014) Cell-cell signalling in plants—cross-talk among chloroplasts, mitochondria and plasmodesmata. The Biochemist 36(5):11-16.
Brunkard JO, Runkel AM, Zambryski PC (2013) Plasmodesmata dynamics are coordinated by intracellular signaling pathways. Curr Opin Plant Biol 16(5):614-20.
Li F, Pignatta D, Bendix C, Brunkard JO, Cohn MM, Tung J, Sun H, Kumar P, Baker B (2012) MicroRNA regulation of plant innate immune receptors. Proc Nat Acad Sci USA 109(5):1790-5.
Stonebloom S, Brunkard JO, Cheung AC, Jiang K, Feldman L, Zambryski PC (2012) Redox states of plastids and mitochondria differentially regulate intercellular transport via plasmodesmata. Plant Physiology 158(1):190-9.
Burch-Smith TM, Brunkard JO, Choi YG, Zambryski PC (2011) Organelle-nucleus cross-talk regulates plant intercellular transport via plasmodesmata. Proc Nat Acad Sci USA 108(51):E1451-60.
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NEWS & EVENTS
FIRST MADISON FIELD SEASON
Michael planted our first field season here in Madison, WI at the West Madison Agricultural Research Station. Can't beat the beautiful Midwest blue skies!