MEMBERS

Heejin Yoo, Ph.D.

Principle Investigator

Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University (2019-)

Postdoctoral Associate, Duke University (2014-2019)

Ph,D., Purdue University (2008-2014)

B.S., Seoul National University (2004-2008)

heejin.yoo@okstate.edu

Kelsey Crutison

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Hello, I am an undergraduate student at Oklahoma Student University. I am a junior student. I changed my major from computer science to plant biology: pre-pharmacy. I joined Yoo lab as an undergraduate research assistant in September of 2019. I’m excited to start doing research in Yoo Lab. I enjoy playing golf, and my future goals is to be able to practice pharmaceuticals.

Zoe Siebert

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Hello, I am an undergraduate student at Oklahoma State University. I am a freshman majoring in Plant Biology: Pre-Pharmacy and minoring in Spanish. I joined Yoo lab as an undergraduate research assistant in September of 2019. I received the Freshman Research Scholars scholarship which has allowed me to become apart of and help conduct research in Yoo Lab.

Hello, I am an undergraduate student in the Department of Integrative Biology at Oklahoma Student University. I am a junior majoring in biology with a minor in microbiology. I joined the Yoo lab in the Spring of 2020 and am looking forward to working in the lab and learning more about plant biology. After graduation, I’m hoping to pursue a career in pathogenic research.

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Emma Philbin

Stephanie C. Stephenson

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Hello, I am an undergraduate student at Oklahoma State University.  I joined Yoo lab in the Fall semester of 2020.

ALUMNI

 
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Yoo Laboratory at Okstate

Plant Metabolism and Immunity

MEMBERS

Amanda Navodani

Graduate Student, MS in Plant Biology

since 2021 Spring 

Rabia Ahuja

Graduate Student, MS in Plant Biology

since 2021 Spring

Kelsey Crutison

Undergraduate Research Assistant since 2019 Fall

Zoe Siebert

Undergraduate Research Assistant since 2019 Fall

Rachel Crittell

Emma Philbin

Megan Adler

Stephanie C. Stephenson

Undergraduate Research Assistant, 2019 Fall,

2020 Spring and 2021 Spring

Undergraduate Research Assistant since 2020 Spring

Undergraduate Research Assistant since 2020 Fall

Undergraduate Research Assistant since 2020 Fall

Ryan Lundy

Undergraduate Research Assistant, 2021 Spring

ALUMNI

Maddi Evans 

Undergraduate Research Assistant, 2020 Fall

Eli Valentine 

Undergraduate Research Assistant, 2020 Spring and Fall

Department of Integrative Biology

Department of Plant Biology, Ecology, and Evolution

Heejin Yoo, Ph.D.

Principle Investigator

Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University (2019-)

Postdoctoral Associate, Duke University (2014-2019)

Ph,D., Purdue University (2008-2014)

B.S., Seoul National University (2004-2008)

heejin.yoo@okstate.edu

2019 Fall semester

2020 Spring semester

2020 Fall semester

 

Research

Plant Metabolism and Immunity

We are interested in studying dynamic regulation of plant metabolism and immunity for balancing plant growth and defense.

Global Translatome analysis using ribosome profiling during plant systemic immunity

Functional analysis of metabolic pathways during plant immune response

 

The role of helper NB-LRR for plant immune mechanisms

 

Publications

January 6, 2020

Yoo H*, Greene GH*, Yuan M*, Xu G, Burton D, Liu L, Marqués J and Dong X. (2020) Molecular Plant 

*Co-first authors

May 17, 2017

Xu G*, Greene GH*, Yoo H*, Liu L, Marqués J, Motley J and Dong X. (2017) Nature 545:487–490 

*Co-first authors

September 10, 2015

Widhalm JR, Gutensohn M, Yoo H, Adebesin F, Qian Y, Longyun G, Rohit J, Joseph HL, McCoy RM, Shreve JT, Thimmapuram J, Rhodes D, Morgan JA, and Dudareva N. (2015) Nat. Comm. 6:8142

July 28, 2015

Zheng XY*, Zhou M*, Yoo H*, Pruneda-Paz JL, Spivey NW, Kay SA and Dong X. (2015) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 112:9166-9173 

*Co-first authors

November 23, 2013

Yoo H, Widhalm J, Qian Y, Maeda H, Cooper BR, Jannasch AS, Gonda I, Lewinsohn E, Rhodes D, and Dudareva N. (2013) Nat. Comm. 4:2833

January, 2011

Maeda H, Yoo H, and Doudareva N. (2011) Nat. Chem. Biol. 7:19-21.

July 1, 2010

Ganguly A, Lee SH, Cho MS, Lee OR, Yoo H, and Cho HT. (2010) Plant Physiol. 153:1046-1061

 

Positions Available

The laboratory of Dr. Heejin Yoo is seeking highly motivated undergraduate students, graduate students, and lab technician. The research in Yoo lab is to understand molecular mechanisms of how plants control translational regulation and metabolic dynamics during plant innate immunity. We will explore novel genes and defense mechanisms linked to the regulation of metabolic pathways, which will be applied to crop plants to improve disease resistance and yield.

Undergraduate Researchers

Please contact Dr. Yoo directly (heejin.yoo@okstate.edu) with the attachment of a CV.

Graduate Students

Please contact Dr. Yoo directly (heejin.yoo@okstate.edu) with the attachment of a CV and a statement of your research experience/accomplishment.

Lab Technician

Please contact Dr. Yoo directly (heejin.yoo@okstate.edu) with the attachment of a CV and a statement of your research experience/accomplishment including Laboratory Experience and Skills.

 
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Contact Us

Department of Plant Biology, Ecology, and Evolution
Oklahoma State University
301 Physical Sciences, Stillwater, OK 74078-3103
Research Lab: PS 308
Office: PS 423
Phone: 405-744-4742

 

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