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Jocelyn Rose

Joss Rose


331 Emerson Hall
(607) 255-4781

The research interests of the Rose lab are centered on the structure, function and metabolism of plant cell walls and their pivotal roles in growth, development and interactions with pathogens. Additionally, cellulosic cell walls represent a central component of the biofuels industry, as well as providing the building blocks for a broad range of plant-derived products.

Research Focus

The Rose research group has been developing a suite of functional genomics and proteomics tools to advance cell wall research; identifying and characterizing novel cell wall proteins with diverse and currently unknown and unexploited functions. We are now developing a more comprehensive catalog and functional inventory of the plant cell wall proteome, or secretome, using fruit development and ripening, and potential bioenergy crops and two key experimental systems. Our lab is also heavily invested in sustainable biofuels research, developing analytic methods for profiling wall composition and bioethanol potential of diverse feedstocks. We are taking a lead role in coordinating biofuels research among Cornell plant scientists.

Awards and Honors

  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (2014) American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • U.S. Secretary of Agriculture's Honor Award for increasing global food security (2014) U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

Selected Publications

Journal Publications

Presentations and Activities

  • Tissue and cell type specific transcriptome profiling of tomato fruit provides insights into metabolic and regulatory specialization? Advanced Technology Seminar Series. 2012. Advanced Technology Seminar Series. Cornell.
  • Peeling apart the structural and functional complexity of the cuticularized plant cell wall. DOE Genomic Science Contractors-Grantees Meeting. February 2012. DOE. Washington DC.
  • Multilayered strategies for attack, defense and counter-defense in the plant cell wall: the infection of tomato by Phytophthora infestans as a model system. 26th Annual Tomato Disease Workshop. 2011. Annual Tomato Disease Workshop. Ithaca, NY.