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Richard D. Vierstra

George and Charmaine Mallinckrodt Professor of Biology

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  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
  • CB 1137
  • ONE BROOKINGS DR.
  • ST. LOUIS, MO 63130-4899

​Professor Vierstra’s research interests include: (1) pathways used by plant and animals to selectively degrade intracellular proteins, which are central to many human diseases and important contributors to the genetic engineering of plants with increased agricultural productivity; (2) post-translational modifications involved in plant stress defense; and (3) mechanisms used by plants to perceive their light environment.

For more information, visit Richard Vierstra's department profile.