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Thomas Irving

Thomas Irving

Postdoctoral researcher
Cereal symbioses

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I'm a post-doc in the Cereal Symbiosis group, and will be working on identifying the endogenous ligand of D14L; taking positive hits from a chemical genomics screen and working with the Sainsbury Labs to design a FRET based biosensor to screen these, then confirming candidates with ITC and in planta

This is my second post-doc in a career focused on the molecular genetics of plant root symbioses; having done my PhD at York with Michael Schultze and a post-doc at Madison, WI with Jean-Michel Ane.


Deciphering the Chitin Code in Plant Symbiosis, Defense, and Microbial Networks
Devanshi Khokhani, Cristobal Carrera Carriel, Shivangi Vayla, Thomas B Irving, Christina Stonoha-Arther, Nancy P Keller, Jean-Michel Ané Annual review of microbiology 2021-10-08 pmid:34623896 doi:10.1146/annurev-micro-051921-114809

Spatiotemporal cytokinin response imaging and ISOPENTENYLTRANSFERASE 3 function in Medicago nodule development
Paolo M Triozzi, Thomas B Irving, Henry W Schmidt, Zachary P Keyser, Sanhita Chakraborty, Kelly Balmant, Wendell J Pereira, Christopher Dervinis, Kirankumar S Mysore, Jiangqi Wen, Jean-Michel Ané, Matias Kirst, Daniel Conde Plant physiology 2021-10-02 pmid:34599592 doi:10.1093/plphys/kiab447

A critical review of 25 years of glomalin research: a better mechanical understanding and robust quantification techniques are required
Thomas B Irving, Burcu Alptekin, Bailey Kleven, Jean-Michel Ané The New phytologist 2021-09-05 pmid:34482540 doi:10.1111/nph.17713

Perception of lipo-chitooligosaccharides by the bioenergy crop Populus
Kevin R Cope, Thomas B Irving, Sanhita Chakraborty, Jean-Michel Ané Plant signaling & behavior 2021-04-02 pmid:33794743 pmc:PMC8143229 doi:10.1080/15592324.2021.1903758

Are we there yet? The long walk towards the development of efficient symbiotic associations between nitrogen-fixing bacteria and non-leguminous crops
Vânia C S Pankievicz, Thomas B Irving, Lucas G S Maia, Jean-Michel Ané BMC biology 2019-12-05 pmid:31796086 pmc:PMC6889567 doi:10.1186/s12915-019-0710-0

The Ectomycorrhizal Fungus Laccaria bicolor Produces Lipochitooligosaccharides and Uses the Common Symbiosis Pathway to Colonize Populus Roots
Kevin R Cope, Adeline Bascaules, Thomas B Irving, Muthusubramanian Venkateshwaran, Junko Maeda, Kevin Garcia, Tomás A Rush, Cathleen Ma, Jessy Labbé, Sara Jawdy, Edward Steigerwald, Jonathan Setzke, Emmeline Fung, Kimberly G Schnell, Yunqian Wang, Nathaniel Schlief, Heike Bücking, Steven H Strauss, Fabienne Maillet, Patricia Jargeat, Guillaume Bécard, Virginie Puech-Pagès, Jean-Michel Ané The Plant cell 2019-08-17 pmid:31416823 pmc:PMC6790088 doi:10.1105/tpc.18.00676