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Timothy O. Jobe

Timothy O. Jobe, Ph.D.
phone: +49 (0) 221 470 5662

Curriculum vitae:

  • 2000 - 2005    Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering 

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces

  • 2005 - 2007    Master of Science in Agronomy 

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces

  • 2007 - 2013    Ph.D. in Plant Biology

University of California, San Diego
Research focus: Detoxification and Accumulation of Cadmium and Arsenic in Plants: Implications for Phytoremediation and Limiting Accumulation in Foods
PI Dr. Julian I. Schroeder

  • 2014 – 2017 Postdoctoral Researcher

Boyce Thompson Institute, Ithaca New York

  • 2017 – 2020 Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Cologne, Cologne Germany

Scientific interest:
My main research interests are in understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying plant abiotic stress responses and mineral nutrient sensing. In my previous work, I have used a variety of organisms, including Arabidopsis thaliana, Setaria viridis, and yeast to identify and characterize a number of genes involved in regulating the uptake of cadmium, arsenic, and iron. A major new focus of my work focuses on understanding seed accumulation of nutritionally important nutrients and metabolites. This work will hopefully contribute to the development of nutritionally enhanced foods and improved global food security.

Outside the lab, I enjoy indulging in local cuisine (both the nutritional and not nutritional variety) and spending time with my family. 

Select Publications:

Jobe, T.O., Rahimzadeh Karvansara, P., Zenzen, I., and Kopriva, S., (2020) Ensuring nutritious food under elevated CO2: A case for improved C4 crops (special issue of Frontiers in Plant Sciences on Understanding C4 Evolution and Function, July 2020).

Jobe, T.O., Zenzen, I., Karvansara, P.R., and Kopriva, S. (2019). Integration of sulfate assimilation with carbon and nitrogen metabolism in transition from C3 to C4 photosynthesis, Journal of Experimental Botany, .

Jobe, T.O. and Kopriva, S. (2018) Sulfur Metabolism in Plants. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester. 

Jobe, T.O., Sung, D.-Y., Akmakjian, G., Pham, A., Komives, E. A., Mendoza-Cózatl, D. G. and Schroeder, J. I. (2012), Feedback inhibition by thiols outranks glutathione depletion: a luciferase-based screen reveals glutathione-deficient γ-ECS and glutathione synthetase mutants impaired in cadmium-induced sulfate assimilation. The Plant Journal, 70, 783-795.

Wierbowski, S.D., Vo, T.V., Falter-Braun, P., Jobe, T.O., Kruse, L.H., Wei, X., Liang, J., Meyer, M.J., Akturk, N., Rivera-Erick, C.A. and Cordero, N.A., (2020). A massively parallel barcoded sequencing pipeline enables generation of the first ORFeome and interactome map for rice. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(21), pp.11836-11842.

Caisova, L., Jobe, T.O. (2019). Regeneration and transient gene expression in protoplasts of Draparnaldia (chlorophytes), an emerging model for comparative analyses with basal streptophytes. Plant Methods, 15(1), 74.

Mendoza-Cozatl, D. G., Goku, A., Carelse, M.F., Jobe, T.O., Long, T.A., Keyster, M. (2019). Keep talking: crosstalk between iron and sulfur networks fine-tunes growth and development to promote survival under iron limitation, Journal of Experimental Botany