Professor, Department of Plant Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
PhD, 1977, University of Wisconsin-Madison
BSc, 1974, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The major focus in the Huber laboratory is on identification of biological mechanisms that regulate important plant processes and impact growth and development. For example, sucrose synthesis and utilization; nitrate assimilation; and protein oil formation in developing soybean seeds. Studies include several levels but most work is focused on post-translational mechanisms. One such mechanism that plays an important role in the regulation of enzyme activity, but is still poorly understood in plant systems, is reversible protein phosphorylation. Each of the processes we are studying involves at least one enzyme that is phosphorylated.
Current projects in the lab include the following:
Control of nitrate assimilation
Intracellular localization of sucrose synthase
Regulation of soybean seed composition
Protein kinase specificity
In the role of Faculty Member, Steven Huber contributes recommendations and reviews to the Plant Biochemistry & Physiology Section in the Plant Biology Faculty, writing brief accessible comments to summarize the value of the articles and adding rating score.
The Faculty comprises Heads of Faculty, Heads of Section, Faculty Members and Associate Faculty Members, as well as an International Advisory Board.
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