Chappell Lab

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Welcome to the Chappell Lab!

My laboratory is dedicated to understanding the mechanisms that plants use to make the dizzying array of terpene/isoprenoid compounds. For many years, and like many laboratories, we focused our attention on how plants regulate the biosynthesis of antimicrobial terpene-based phytoalexins. Our interests have expanded from there. Our work utilizes a wide range of experimental strategies including genetic engineering, structure-function comparisons of genes and proteins, and cross-comparisons between many different plants and other organisms.

To arrange a visit to the Chappell Lab, call (859) 323-1561.

News

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Congratulations to Santosh Kumar.  His publication "Molecular Diversity of Terpene Synthases in the Liverwort Marchantia polymorpha" has been accepted in The Plant Cell

 

 

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Chase Kempinski will be conducting his PhD defense on September 30, 2016. His dissertation is titled: “Engineering Isoprenoid Metabolism in the Model Grass and Model Oilseed with a Focus on Triterpenes from Botryococcus braunii”. The exit seminar will be in the Cameron Williams Lecture Hall in the Plant Sciences Building at 9:00 am followed by the defense. 

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Congratulations to Chase Kempinski for being awarded an NSF I-Corps grant, which will support him in his efforts to commercialize isoprenoid production platforms previously built in the Chappell lab and as part of his PhD projects.

 

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