Small Ubiquitin-like MOdifyer (SUMO)

Research Focus

Multiple Ubiquitin-like proteins (UBLs) are conserved throughout eukaryotes whose functions are largely unknown, examples include: Small Ubiquitin-like Modifier (SUMO), Membrane-anchored Ub fold (MUB), homology to Ub (HUB), Ub-fold modifier (UFM), and Ubiquitin related modifier (URM). These proteins are similar in structure to ubiquitin but do not appear to be associated with protein turnover. We are taking genetic and biochemical approaches to determine the role of these UBLs in plants.

Group Members

Post Doctoral Researchers