RFigueiredo

Raquel Figueiredo
Raquel
Figueiredo
Email: 
raquelfigueiredo@berkeley.edu
Phone: 
510.643.7133

Plant and animal bacterial pathogens have evolved a similar capability to directly deliver effector proteins into their eukaryotic host via a type III secretion system  with the superfamily of the NLR (Nucleotide-binding Leucine-rich repeat Receptors) class of proteins representing one of the most significant class of innate immune receptors. Arabidopsis thaliana RPS2 (Resistance to Pseudomonas syringae) is the prototypic member of the CC/NB/LRR protein subclass of the NLR family of plant immune receptors. I’m working on the molecular basis of RPS2 protein activation by pathogen signals and its signal transduction pathway using RNA-seq and biochemical methodologies.