Research Expertise and Interest
plant biology, plant immunity, cell biology
The Gu lab studies how plants regulate immune and stress responses at the nuclear boundary. They focus on elucidating the protein landscape of plant nuclear envelope and are investigating the functional importance of novel nuclear transmembrane proteins and nucleoporins in stress signal perception, transduction, and execution of stress responses. They also explore the specialization and collaboration of different nuclear transport receptors in mediating selective nuclear transport of signaling cargos under various environmental cues and its significance in the determination of responsive patterns of a plant cell.