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Dr. Clark Lagarias

Dr. Clark LagariasDr. Clark Lagarias is a Professor of Biochemistry in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology in the College of Biological Sciences at the University of California, Davis.  His laboratory studies phytochromes, which are biliprotein switchable photosensors.  The following are three projects within Dr. Lagarias's laboratory: (1) Molecular Mechanisms of Phytochrome Signaling, (2) Molecular and Structural Biology of Phycocyanobilin:Ferredoxin Oxidoreductases, and (3) Phytochrome Engineering: A Versatile Class of Red and Near Infrared Fluorescent Protein Probes.  To read more about Dr. Lagarias and his current research projects, please click on


Current group members: Nathan C. Rockwell, Project Scientist; Wei Hu, postdoctoral researcher; Lixia Shang, postdoctoral researcher; Timothy Butterfield, graduate student researcher; Sindy Liao Chan, undergraduate researcher; Alexander King, undergraduate researcher; Louis Chaw, undergraduate researcher; Shelley Martin, research support; Keenan Taylor, research support; and Gaganjoat Sidhu, research support.  To read more, please click on


Available technologies from UCD's InnovationAccess:

Case #2001-274 - Functional Phytochrome Assemblies in Living Cells and Light Mediated Gene Expression 
Case #1996-037 - Phytochrome-Derived Fluorescent Markers
Case #2006-571 - Phytochromes as Fluorescent Markers

Case #2006-571 - Biological Activity of Constitutively Active YX Alleles of Phytochrome in Plants

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