Genetics faculty candidate presentation: Jake Brunkard on TORning over a new leaf – Jan. 23

The CALS community is invited to attend a genetics faculty candidate presentation by Jake Brunkard, Group Leader/Assistant Researcher, UC Berkeley, Plant and Microbial Biology, and USDA Plant Gene Expression Center. Brunkard will present “TORning over a new leaf: plant-specific roles of TARGET OF RAPAMYCIN in coordinating metabolism.” The talk will take place on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. in Room 1111 of the Genetics/Biotech building, 425 Henry Mall.

Brunkard studied stromules and plasmodesmata for his Ph.D. dissertation with Pat Zambryski, and maize developmental genetics for his postdoctoral work with Sarah Hake. Since starting his group in 2017 in Plant and Microbial Biology at UC Berkeley and the Plant Gene Expression Center, he has been focused on nutrient sensing and responses in plants converging on the conserved eukaryotic TARGET OF RAPAMYCIN (TOR) kinase signaling network.