I study the molecular mechanisms of recognition, activation, and signaling by immune receptors of the nucleotide-binding leucine-rich repeat (NLR) family.  See my website for project details, a CV, and more:

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Steinbrenner, A.D., Goritschnig, S., Staskawicz, B.J.  2015.  Recognition and Activation Domains Contribute to Allele-Specific Responses of an Arabidopsis NLR Receptor to an Oomycete Effector Protein  PLoS Pathogens.  in press

Steinbrenner, A.D., Goritschnig, S., Krasileva, K.V., Schreiber, K.J., Staskawicz, B.J.  2012.  Effector recognition and activation of the Arabidopsis thaliana NLR innate immune receptors
Cold Spring Harbor symposia on quantitative biology.  77: 249-257.

Chou, S., Krasileva, K.V., Holton, J.M., Steinbrenner, A.D., Alber, T., Staskawicz, B.J..  2011.  Hyaloperonospora arabidopsidis ATR1 effector is a repeat protein with distributed recognition surfaces.  Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA.  108 (32): 13323-13328.


Zhang, R., Li, Y., Cowley, T.J., Steinbrenner A., Phillips J.M., Yount B.L., Baric R.S., Weiss, S.R.  2015.  The nsp1, nsp13, and M proteins contribute to the hepatotropism of murine coronavirus JHM.WU.  J. Virol.  JVI.03535-14. [Epub ahead of print]

Steinbrenner, A.D., Agerbirk, N., Orians, C.M.; Chew, F.S.  2012.  Transient abiotic stresses lead to latent defense and reproductive responses over the Brassica rapa life cycle.  Chemoecology.  22 (4): 239-250.

Gómez, S., Steinbrenner, A.D., Osorio, S., Schueller, M., Ferrieri, R.A.; Fernie, A.R.; Orians, C.M.  2012.  From shoots to roots: transport and metabolic changes in tomato after simulated feeding by a specialist lepidopteran.  Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata.  144 (1): 101-111.

Steinbrenner, A.D., Gómez, S., Osorio, S., Fernie, A.R., Orians, C.M.  2011. Herbivore-induced changes in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) primary metabolism: a whole plant perspective.  Journal of Chemical Ecology  37 (12): 1294-1303.