Our lab studies fundamental functions of photobodies in plants. Photobodies are photoreceptor-containing biomolecular condensates that sense light and function as eyes of plants. Their phase separation behaviors in the nucleus send anterograde signals to organelles such as chloroplast to control greening life of plants. We aim to identify molecular and cellular mechanisms by which photobodies control biogenesis of chloroplasts using molecular biology, cell biology, and genetic approaches. For more information, please visit the lab’s website at chanyulyoolab.org.
Chan Yul Yoo
IN PERSON - Volunteer; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis or Senior Thesis; Earn independent study credit
Students will be actively involved in molecular biology & genetics experiments (DNA/RNA extraction, PCR genotyping, molecular cloning, etc.) using plant, bacteria, yeast.
hands-on training for molecular biology techniques used in most labs (human, animal, plant, etc.). Gain knowledge/experience on Genetics&Cell Biology. Develop project/proposal
10~15 hrs/week. minimum one semester with extension to develop independent project.
A passion for science and biology! basic biology background is preferred! If you like studying plants, that's even better!