Marc Nishimura Lab publishes in Science

Leaves showing plant immune response
Leaves showing the effects of plant resistance proteins called a “toll-interleukin-1 receptor,” or TIR domain. During the plant immune response, the TIR domain is an enzyme that degrades a molecule called NAD+, which is essential for metabolism in all organisms. By cleaving NAD+, the plant self-destructs infected cells while leaving others unharmed.

Check out Marc Nishimura’s Science Paper “TIR domains of plant immune receptors are NAD+-cleaving enzymes that promote cell death”

Plus Marc is an author on a Cell paper published this week “A Species-Wide Inventory of NLR Genes and Alleles in Arabidopsis thaliana”

A person to consider contacting if you are looking for a PhD advisor.

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