Thomas P. Jack
Professor of Biological SciencesProfessor in the Molecular and Cellular Biology Graduate Program
I’m interested in the molecular basis for how cells become different from one another during development. This is a very general question that is faced by all multicellular organisms. I have chosen to address this question in plants, specifically in flowers, which consist of an array of cell, tissue, and organ types.
Yang, Y and T Jack, “Defining Subdomains of the K Domain Important for Protein-Protein Interactions of Plant MADS Proteins,” Plant Molecular Biology , 55:1 (May 2004) 45-59.
“Molecular and Genetic Mechanisms of Floral Control,” The Plant Cell , 16 (March 2004) S1-S17.
Yang, Y, H Xiang, and T Jack, pistillata-5 , an Arabidopsis Floral Organ Identity Mutant with Defects in Petal Development, Plant Journal , (2003) 33 177-188.
Yang, Y, L Fanning, and T Jack, “The K Domain Mediates Heterodimerization of the Arabidopsis Floral Organ Identity Proteins, APETALA3 and PISTILLATA,” Plant Journal , 33 (2003) 47-60.
Jack, T, “Flower Development,” Encyclopedia of Plant and Crop Science , R Goodman (ed.) (2003) 464-467.
March, 2010: Mid Atlantic Section of American Society of Plant Biologists Annual Spring Meeting (25 min)
March, 2010: University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore MD
February, 2010: University of Arizona, Department of Plant Science, Tuscon, AZ
12/09: University of Pennsylvania, Department of Biology, Philadelphia PA
September, 2008: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA
June, 2007: Molecular Mechanisms Controlling Flower Development Meeting, Maratea, Italy (40 min)
June, 2007: University of Cologne, Department of Developmental Biology, Cologne, Germany
July, 2006: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, lecturer in summer - Plant Biology course (2 hours)
Selected Works and Activities
Greenhouse Committee, 1994-present, chair 1994-2005
Space Committee, 1994-present