Home town: San Diego, CA
Education: BS Biochemistry and Cell Biology, University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
MS, Biology, University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
Thesis: The roles of Ca²+ permeable channels and protein phosphatase 2C (PP2C) in Arabidopsis thaliana guard cell ABA signaling.
Mentor: Julian I. Schroeder, Ph.D.
Publications & presentations :
Safaei R, Blair BG, Maktabi MH, Adams PL, Larson CA, Huang X, Opella SJ, and Howell SB. Interaction of cisplatin with the sixth metal binding domain of ATP7B and ATOX1. (submitted)
Safaei R, Maktabi MH, Blair BG, Larson CA, Howell SB. (2009) Effects of the loss of Atox1 on the cellular pharmacology of cisplatin. J Inorg Biochem.103(3):333-41.
Saez A, Robert R, Maktabi MH, Schroeder JI, Serrano R, and Rodriguez PL (2006) Enhancement of abscisic acid sensitivity and reduction of water consumption in Arabidopsis by combined inactivation of the protein phosphatases type 2C ABI1 and HAB1. Plant Physiology 141: 1389-99.
Kuhn JM, Boisson-Dernier A, Dizon MB, Maktabi MH, and Schroeder JI (2006) The protein phosphatase AtPP2CA negatively regulates abscisic acid signal transduction in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology 140: 127-139.
Boisson-Dernier A, Kuhn JM, Dizon MB, Maktabi MH, and Schroeder JI. (2005) Screening of a 35S-cDNA Arabidopsis lines library for ABA-insensitive dominant mutants shows negative regulation by a PP2C in ABA signaling. Poster presented at the16th International Conference on Arabidopsis Research.