Lab Members
Joanne-Chory

Joanne Chory, PhD

Professor
HHMI Investigator Howard H. and Maryam Newman Chair

I joined the Salk in 1988 and have been an HHMI Investigator for the past 20 years. I am also an Adjunct Professor in the Biology Dept. at UCSD. During this time more than 100 students and postdocs have trained in my lab and most remain in academic science.
lynn-artale

Lynn Artale

Lab Administrative Coordinator

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Jack Bolado

Lab Manager

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Marco Burger

Research Associate

I received my PhD from the Max Planck Society in 2012 and joined the Chory lab in 2013. I am a fellow of the German Research Foundation (DFG). I am studying the role of transcription factors within the brassinosteroid (BR) signaling pathway with special emphasis on the biochemical and structural characterization of BZR1 and BES1 as well as their interaction with DNA.
yogev-burko

Yogev Burko

Research Associate

I received my PhD in The Hebrew University of Jerusalem / 2013 and joined the Chory lab in 12/2013. I am a BARD and EMBO Fellow. I am studying Tissue specific light response during Arabidopsis de-etiolation. My special emphasis is to dissect the differences in light response signal between cotyledon and hypocotyl during de-etiolation.
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Jenny Chen

Lab Technician

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Tsegaye Dabi

Research Assistant

jianyan -huang

Jianyan Huang

Research Associate

I received my PhD from the Huazhong Agricultural University of China in June, 2012 and joined the Chory lab in October, 2013. I am studying the effect of high light on plant growth and development. My special emphasis is the molecular mechanism of how plant acclimate to high light stress.
jenny-lee

Jenny Lee

Lab Technician

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Serena Park

Lab Technician

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Amy Phan

Lab Assistant

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Carl Procko

Research Associate

I received my PhD in developmental genetics from the Rockefeller University, New York, in 2011. I joined the Chory lab shortly thereafter as an NIH Fellow. I am interested in how plant architecture is sculpted by its environment. Specifically, I am studying plant growth in response to shade light: which tissues in the plant sense shade, how this information is communicated to other organs, and how the responses of different cell types within the growing organ are coordinated.
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Adam Seluzicki

Research Associate

I received my PhD in neurobiology from Northwestern University and joined the Chory lab in 2014. I am studying how plants collect and integrate signals from environmental light and temperature cycles to regulate developmental processes. My special emphasis is temperature sensing and the circadian clock.
bjorn-willige

Bjorn Willige

Research Associate

I received my PhD from the Technische Universität München in 2011 and joined the Chory lab in 2013. I am a HFSP fellow and I am studying the effect of canopy shade on plant growth and development.
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Xiaobo Zhao

Research Associate

I received my PhD from the Huazhong Agricultural University of China in December, 2012 and joined the Chory lab in April, 2013. I am studying the mechanism of chloroplast-to-nucleus signals that regulate nuclear gene expression.
xuelin-wu

Xuelin Wu

Staff Researcher

Chory lab alumni

Lothar Altschmied

Leibniz-Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research, Gatersleben, Germany
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Olga Batalov

Leah Baum

Youssef Belkhadir

CEO, Menatec Group
Morocco
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Justin Borevitz

Associate Professor
Australian National University, Canberra, AUS
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Brian Burger

Postdoc, University of Wisconson
Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative
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lara Calil

Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil

Ana Cano-Delgado

Principal Investigator
Consorci CSIC-IRTA, Plant Molecular Genetics Lab. Barcelona, Spain
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Pablo Cerdan

Head of Laboratory
Instituto LeLoir, BA Argentina
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Amelie Champe

Manash Chatterjee

Founder, Director of Bench Bio Private Limited (BenchBio), India

Kunhua Chen

Exonbiosystems, San Diego
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Meng Chen

Assistant Professor
Duke University
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Willie Chen

Kyu-ri Choi

Sioux Christensen

Ben Cole

Postdoc
Kay Lab UCSD
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Prasanta Dash, Ph.D.

NRC on Plant Biotechnology, I.A.R.I, India
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Terrence Delaney

Associate Professor
Dept of Plant Biology, University of Vermont
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Alexandre de Saint Germain

Kari Dickinson

Sr. Technical Specialist
Bell, Boyd & Lloyd
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Tedd Elich

GET Lead
Monsanto Durham, NC
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Christian Fankhauser

Professor
Center for Integrative Genomics, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
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Brittany Fitzgerald

Danielle Friedrichsen

Staff Scientist
Cancer Genetics, NHGRI

Manfred Gahrtz

Group Leader
University of Regensburg
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Javier Gallego

Postdoc, UCLA
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Niko Geldner

Associate Professor
University of Lausanne
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Ulrich Genick

Nestle Research Center, Switzerland

Pedro Gil

Jonathan Gilkerson

Assistant Professor
Shepherd University
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Tisha Haque

Jonathan Hetzel

Scientist, Illumina
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Fangxin Hong

Research Scientist
Biostatistics & Computational Biology Dana Farber Cancer Institute
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Michael Hothorn

Group Leader
Friedrich Miescher Laboratory Max Planck Society, Tubingen, Germany
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Jianping Hu

Associate Professor
MSU-DOE Plant Research Lab Michigan State University
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Derek Hyman

Mgr., Operations Process at HD Supply San Diego, CA
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Yvon Jaillais

Group Leader Receptor Kinase Signaling ENS, Lyon France
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Paul Jarvis

Professor
Plant Biology University of Leicester
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Hou-Sung Jung

Research Asst. Professor
Dartmouth
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Eirini Kaiserli

Lord Kelvin Adam Smith University Research Fellow University of Glasgow, Scotland UK
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Ji Kim

Toshinori Kinoshita

Professor
Plant Physiology Dir. Center of Gene Research Nagoya University, Japan

Shai Koussevitzky

Project leader
Tomato pre-breeding at Hazera Genetics Israel
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Robert Larkin

Assistant Professor
Michigan State University
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Lin Li

Staff
Fudan University, Shanghai
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Elizabeth Limm

Olivier Loudet

Group Leader
INRA Versailles
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Julin Maloof

Professor
University of California, Davis
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Bridey Maxwell

Sr. Scientist
MONSANTO
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Hsou-Min Li

Principal Investigator
Academia Cinica, Taiwan, ROC
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Jianming Li

Associate Professor
University of Michigan
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Enrique Lopez-Juez

Lecturer in Plant Molecular Biology, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
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Nobuyoshi Mochizuki

Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University

Todd Michael

Sr. Principal Scientist
Ibis Biosciences, A subsidiary of Abbott Molecular
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Santiago Mora-Garcia

Assistant Professor
University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Todd Mockler

Principal Investigator
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
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Punita Nagpal

Research Professor
University of North Carolina
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Takeshi Nakano

Sr. Research Scientist
RIKEN, Japan
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Michael Neff

Associate Professor
Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University Pullman, WA
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Jennifer Nemhauser

Associate Professor
Dept. of Biology University of Washington, Seattle, WA
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Kazumasa Nito

National Institute for Basic Biology
NIBB Okazaki, Japan
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Ajit Nott

Regional Operation Mgr. Ag Biotech at DuPont Pioneer Hyderabad, India
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Vincent Ullas Pedmale

Assistant Professor
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
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Alan Pepper

Associate Professor
Institute for Plant Genomics & Biotechnology Texas A&M University
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Daniel Poole

Jason Reed

Associate Professor
Dept. of Biology, University of North Carolina, CH
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Pedro Reis

Hong Ren

Postdoc
Univeristy of Minnesota Dept. of Plant Biology
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Juan Perez Ruiz

Investigator
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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Sigal Savaldi-Goldstein

Senior Lecturer
Dept. of Biology, Technion Institute, Haifa, Israel
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Dana Schroeder

Associate Professor
Dept. of Botany, University of Manitoba
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Karin Schumacher

Professor
Heidelberg Institute for Plant Sciences, University of Heidelberg
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Christopher Schwartz

Sr. Research Associate
University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Nathan Shaner

Principal Investigator
Scintillon Institute for Biomedial & Bioenergy Research
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Andrew Sinson

Asa Strand

Professor
Umea University, Umea, Sweden
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Stephen Streatfield

Fraunhofer USA Center for Molecular Biotechnology
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Marci Surpin

Crop Stress Management Scientist at Valent Biosciences, Chicago, IL
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Ron Susek

Principal, PRTM
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Shinichiro Tanaka

Assistant Professor
Laboratory of Plant Physiology, Kyoto University, Japan

Yi Tao

Assistant Professor
Xiamen University, China
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Greg Vert

Group Leader
Institut des Sciences du Vegetal CNRS, France
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Veronique Vitart

Sr. Scientist
School of Molecular, Genetic & Population Health Sciences University of Edinburgh

Xuelu Wang

Professor
Institute of Genetics, Fudan University, China
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Zhiyong Wang

Staff Member
Carnegie Institute of Washington, Stanford Univ.
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Tracy Washburn

Jonathan Werner

NYU Law School

Samantha Wong

Guang Wu

Senior Research Associate
Plant Research Center, Ohio State
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Lu-Shu Yeh

Assistant Professor
Tzu-Chi University Hua-Lien, Taiwan

Fang Yang

Postdoc
Cold Spring Harbor
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Yanhai Yin

Associate Professor
Dept. of Genetics Develop. & Cell Biology Iowa State University
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Yunde Zhao

Professor
Division of Biology, UCSD, San Diego
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Zuyu Zheng

Jesse Woodson, PhD

Associate Professor, School of Plant Sciences
University of Arizona
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Xuelin Wu

Assistant Professor
Molecular Biology Dept., USC, Los Angeles, CA
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Kevin Li

Lab Assistant