Dr. Arun Sampathkumar

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Head of Plant Cell Biology and Microscopy

Previous positions
Postdoc, California Institute of Technology, USA (2013-2016)

Postdoc, University of Cambridge, UK (2011-2013)

PhD: Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology - Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, 2011

Master of Science: Bharathiar University, India, 2006

Awards and Grants

Since 2020          Project funding DAAD

Since 2019          Research Grant BMBF

Since 2018          Research Grant DFG / ERACAPS

Since 2017          Research Grant DFG

2012                  Jeff Schell Prize: By Max Planck Institute for Molecular Physiology and BAYER,

                        outstanding research within the framework of the doctoral thesis.

Selected Publications

Eng, R.C.; Schneider, R.; Matz, T.; Carter, R.; Ehrhardt, D. W.; Jönsson, H.; Nikoloski, Z.; Sampathkumar, A.: KATANIN and CLASP function at different spatial scales to mediate microtubule response to mechanical stress in Arabidopsis cotyledons. Current Biology (2021)

Sampathkumar, A.; Peaucelle, A.; Fujita, M.; Schuster, C.; Persson, S.; Wasteneys, G.O.; Meyerowitz, E.M.: Primary wall cellulose synthase regulates shoot apical meristem mechanics and growth. Development 146 (10), dev179036 (2019). Recommended in F1000. Highlighted article in journal.

Sampathkumar, A.; Krupinski, P.; Wightman, R.; Milani, P.; Berquand, A.; Boudaoud, A.; Hamant, O.; Jonsson, H.; Meyerowitz, E. M.: Subcellular and supracellular mechanical stress prescribes cytoskeleton behavior in Arabidopsis cotyledon pavement cells. eLife 3, e01967 (2014)            

Sampathkumar, A.; Gutierrez, R.; McFarlane, H.; Bringmann, M.; Lindeboom, J.; Emons, A. M.; Samuels, L.; Ketelaar, T.; Ehrhardt, D.; Persson, S.: Patterning and life-time of plasma membrane localized cellulose synthase is dependent on actin organization in Arabidopsis interphase cells. Plant Physiology 162 (2), pp. 675 - 688 (2013). Highlighted article in journal.

Sampathkumar, A.; Lindeboom, J. J.; Debolt, S.; Gutierrez, R.; Ehrhardt, D. W.; Ketelaar, T.; Persson, S.: Live Cell Imaging Reveals Structural Associations between the Actin and Microtubule Cytoskeleton in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 23 (6), pp. 2302 - 2313 (2011)

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