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Adjunct Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science
Plant Biology Section
Georg is a professor at the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI). Visit his BTI website for more information about his reasearch.
Plant amino acid metabolism
The Jander Lab uses genetic and biochemical approaches to study plant-insect interactions and plant amino acid metabolism. We employ the small crucifer Arabidopsis thaliana (Arabidopsis) as a model system for most of our research.
Rasmann, S., De Vos, M., & Jander, G. (2012). Ecological role of transgenerational resistance against biotic threats. Plant Signaling & Behavior. 7:447-449.
Moldrup, M. E., Geu-Flores, F., de Vos, M., Olsen, C. E., Sun, J., Jander, G., & Halkier, B. A. (2012). Engineering of benzylglucosinolate in tobacco provides proof-of-concept for dead-end trap crops genetically modified to attract Plutella xylostella (diamondback moth). Plant Biotechnology Journal. 10:435-442.
Rasmann, S., De Vos, M., Casteel, C. L., Tian, D. L., Halitschke, R., Sun, J. Y., Agrawal, A., Felton, G. W., & Jander, G. (2012). Herbivory in the previous generation primes plants for enhanced insect resistance. Plant Physiology. 158:854-863.
Silva, A. X., Jander, G., Samaniego, H., Ramsey, J. S., & Figueroa, C. C. (2012). Insecticide resistance mechanisms in the green peach aphid Myzus persicae (Hemiptera: Aphididae) I: a transcriptomic survey. PLOS One. 7:e36810.
Huang, L. M., Rehak, L., & Jander, G. (2012). meta-Tyrosine in Festuca rubra ssp. commutata (Chewings fescue) is synthesized by hydroxylation of phenylalanine. Phytochemistry. 75:60-66.
Meihls, L. N., Kaur, H., & Jander, G. (2012). Natural variation in maize defense against insect herbivores. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Symposia on Quantitative Biology. 77:269-283.
Jander, G. (2012). Timely plant defenses protect against caterpillar herbivory. PNAS: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 109:4343-4344.
Huang, T., Jander, G., & de Vos, M. (2011). Non-protein amino acids in plant defense against insect herbivores: representative cases and opportunities for further functional analysis. Phytochemistry. 72:1531-1537.
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Harvard Medical School
Bachelor of Science
Washington University 1987