College of Arts and Science
Most staple crops have low levels of several essential amino acids and therefore are insufficient to meet our dietary requirements. Improving their amino acids profiles is of the utmost importance. Surprisingly, we still lack the fundamental understanding of the genetic and metabolic mechanisms that underlie seed amino acids regulation and homeostasis, which is the key to their manipulation and improvement. To enhance our understanding, my lab utilizes an integrative approach that combines genomic, proteomic, and metabolomic tools. In this talk, I will present our research approaches, the methodologies we developed and novel findings achieved by our lab thus far which shed new light on seed amino acids’ regulation and homeostasis.
Dr. Ruthie AngeloviciAssistant Professor Division of Biological SciencesUniversity of Missouri