Nathan Schroeder

nes@illinois.edu

N-531 Turner Hall
1102 S. Goodwin
Urbana, IL 61801
Office: (217) 244-6128

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N-531 Turner Hall
1102 S. Goodwin
Urbana, IL 61801
Publications

Nathan Schroeder

Assistant Professor of Crop Sciences and Beckman Institute
PhD Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2008

Molecular genetics of neuroplasticity and development in C. elegans

We are interested in how organsims adapt to varying environmental conditions. Under conditions of low food and high population density, C. elegans enters into a stress resistant "dauer" stage. We found a set of sensory neurons that undergo rapid and reversible dendrite arborization during dauer. We are using the powerful C. elegans toolkit to dissect this process. We are also interested in the function of these elaborate arbors. Additional projects in the lab are focused on the neuroanatomy of non-C. elegans nematodes.

Research Areas

Major Grants

1R01GM111566 "Stress-induced phenotypic plasticity in C. elegans

Representative Publications

Han, Z., Boas, S., and N.E. Schroeder. 2016. Unexpected variation in neuroanatomy among diverse nematode species. Frontiers in Neuroanatomy. 9: doi:10.3389/fnana.2015.00162

Schroeder N.E. and K.M. Flatt. 2014. In vivo imaging of dauer-specific neuronal remodeling in C. elegans. Journal of Visualized Experiments. 91: doi:10.3791/51834

Schroeder N.E, Androwski, R.J., Rashid, A., Lee, H., Lee, J., and M.M. Barr. 2013. Dauer-specific dendrite arborization in C. elegans is regulated by KPC-1/Furin. Current Biology. 23(16):1527-1535

Schroeder N.E. and A.E. MacGuidwin. 2010. Behavioral quiescence reduces penetration and toxicity of exogenous compounds in J2 Heterodera glycines. Nematology. 12(2):277-287

Schroeder N.E. and A.E.MacGuidwin. 2010. Mortality and behavior in J2 Heterodera glycines following exposure to isothiocyanate compounds. Journal of Nematology. 42(3):194-200

Schroeder N.E. and A.E. MacGuidwin. 2007. Incorporation of a fluorescent compound by Heterodera glycines. Journal of Nematology. 39(1):43-49

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