Perera, Imara Y

Plant and Microbial Biology
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The overall goal of my research is to understand how plants sense and respond to environmental cues and stimuli. In particular, the research is focused on the role of the phosphoinositide-mediated signaling pathway in plant responses to abiotic and biotic stresses including gravity, drought, cold, and pathogen attack. We have taken a molecular approach to generate plants with altered phosphoinositide metabolism. These plants are a good model system to study the involvement of the phosphoinositide pathway in a stress response and to determine the downstream effectors of the pathway.
  Plant Physiology
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  Acute Regulation of Ion Channels and Water Channels by the Phosphoinositite (PI) Cascade Transducing Light Signals
01/01/2001 - 12/31/2004
Funding Agency/Sponsor: U.S. - Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD)
Institutional Partner: Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel