Profile TabsProfileDr. JC JangProfessorjang.firstname.lastname@example.org://molgen.osu.edu/people/janghttp://hostedweb.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/jcjang/http://rna.osu.edu/members.php(614) 292-8496Office: 013 Rightmire HallProfessional InformationDegrees & Credentials: 1989 Ph.D., Clemson University1990-1991 Postdoc, Washington State University1991-1997 Postdoc, Harvard Medical SchoolResearch Area(s): Plant Molecular GeneticsHormone Signaling, Stress Response, RNA RegulationBiography: TEACHING 830 Signal Transduction of Plant Growth Substances 604.03 Research Methods: Molecular Biology 604.02 Research Methods: Cell Biology (participating instructor) 703 Agricultural Genomics (participating instructor) RESEARCH INTERESTS Our lab is interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying sugar sensing and signal transduction in plants. In the early work, we showed that hexokinase is involved in sugar signal transduction . We then showed that both hexokinase-dependent and hexokinase-independent sugar signal transduction mechanisms exist in plants . We also helped to demonstrate that plant sugar response could be modulated by stress hormone, hence forging the concept of sugar-stress hormone crosstalk . Later we found that sugar induced stress hormone accumulation is partly responsible for sugar-stress hormone crosstalk . Based on the results of recent transcriptome analyses, we proposed a complex sugar signaling network mediated by multiple signal transduction pathways . To further decipher this network, we began to systematically characterize sugar responsive transcription factors for their roles in various sugar signaling mechanisms. We showed that sugar responsive transcription factor AtbZIP1 could form a complex bZIP protein dimerization network that differentially regulates downstream sugar responsive genes . With recent new findings on another group of sugar responsive transcription factors, our current research is focused on: 1) The functional analysis of Arabidopsis thaliana Tandem Zinc Finger (TZF) genes ; and 2) Revealing the role of AtTZFs in plant P-body and stress granule function and assembly . Description of this project is available at our lab websites: https://molgen.osu.edu/people/jang and http://hostedweb.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/jcjang/ WorksNo works available.