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Sara Reagan

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Graduate Research Assistant
B.A. Biology, Franklin College of Indiana

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Training Group(s):
Plant Biology

Current Research Interests:

The Scofield laboratory is dedicated to understanding the molecular mechanisms behind resistance to Fusarium graminearum in wheat.  One method that our laboratory utilizes is Barley Striped Mosaic Virus- Virus Induced Gene Silencing (BSMV-VIGS) to knock down expression of putative components in disease resistance to F. graminearum.

My thesis encompasses characterizing the SERK family's role in PAMP-Triggered Immunity in wheat to not only Fusarium graminearum, but to other plant pathogens as well.

Selected Publications:


Zhang C, Mallery E, Reagan S, Boyko VP, Kotchoni SO, Szymanski DB. (2013) The Endoplasmic Reticulum is a reservoir for WAVE/SCAR regulatory complex signaling in the Arabidopsis leaf.  Plant Physiology. 


Reagan S, Gillespie M, Scofield SR.  Investigating the roles of TaBAK1 homologues in PAMP Triggered Immunity to Fusarium graminearum in Triticum aestivum.  Poster session presented  at: Purdue University Plant Science Networking Poster Session;  2012 April 6; West Lafayette,  IN.

R eagan S, Gillespie M, Scofield SR.  Investigating the roles of Triticum aestivum SERK homologues in PAMP Triggered Immunity to Fusarium graminearum.  Poster session presented at: Purdue University Life Sciences Fall Retreat;  2012 Aug 14.  West Lafayette, IN 

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