Kari Miller

Program: Plant and Microbial Biosciences

Current advisor: Elizabeth S. Haswell, PhD

Undergraduate university: Truman State University, 2016

Enrollment year: 2017

Research summary
Modeling the Molecular and Cellular Components of Pollen Grain Biomechanics

Graduate publications
Wang Y, Coomey J, Miller K, Jensen GS, Haswell ES. 2022 Interactions between a mechanosensitive channel and cell wall integrity signaling influence pollen germination in Arabidopsis thaliana. J Exp Bot, 73(5):1533-45.

Miller K, Strychalski W, Nickaeen M, Carlsson A, Haswell ES.. 2022 In vitro experiments and kinetic models of Arabidopsis pollen hydration mechanics show that MSL8 is not a simple tension-gated osmoregulator. Curr Biol, 32(13):2921-2934.e3.

Harkess A, McLoughlin F, Bilkey N, Elliott K, Emenecker R, Mattoon E, Miller K, Czymmek K, Vierstra R, Meyers BC, Michael TP. 2021 Improved Spirodela polyrhiza genome and proteomic analyses reveal a conserved chromosomal structure with high abundance of chloroplastic proteins favoring energy production. J Exp Bot, 72(7):2491-500.

Codjoe JM, Miller K, Haswell ES. 2021 Plant cell mechanobiology: greater than the sum of its parts. Plant Cell, 34(1):129-45.