Institute for Integrative Genome Biology


Jaimie Van NormanJaimie Van Norman

Assistant Professor

Mailing Address:

Botany and Plant Sciences
Genomics Building /4202A
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521

Phone: (951) 827-2134
Fax: (951) 827-4437
Email: jaimie.vannorman@ucr.edu


PhD Biology 2007 University of Utah

College/Division Affiliation:

College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Center/Inst Affiliation(s):

Center for Plant Cell Biology

Areas Of Expertise:

Plant Biology; Root Development; Tissue and Organ Patterning; Intercellular Signaling

Awards / Honors:

2010-2012  NIH National Research Service Award, Postdoctoral Training Grant, 
2003-2006 NIH Genetics Training Grant, University of Utah
2013 Excellence in Research Award, Gordon Research Conference: Carotenoids
2007 Riser Award for Excellence in Graduate Research, University of Utah

Research Summary:

The core question underlying my research interests is how signaling between organs or cells orchestrates coordinated growth and development.

Across biological systems, cell polarity is a fundamental mechanism to establish specific plasma membrane domains that are essential for cell fate and function. In plants, polarly localized proteins have roles in plant defense, transport of hormones and nutrients, cell morphogenesis, and asymmetric cell division. Asymmetric or formative cell division is a crucial mechanism to generate the distinct cell types necessary for stem cell renewal and organ patterning. Extrinsic (non-cell-autonomous) cues are predicted to be key determinants of asymmetric cell divisions and cell fate acquisition, yet our understanding of these signaling pathways remains limited. Research in the Van Norman lab, integrates plant developmental biology, systems theory, live cell imaging, and intercellular signaling to investigate the role of cell polarity in root development and tissue patterning.

Selected Publications:

List of publications from PubMed

More Information

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Career OpportunitiesUCR Libraries
Campus StatusDirections to UCR

Genomics Information

Institute of Integrative Genome Biology
2150 Batchelor Hall

Tel: (951) 827-7177
E-mail: Aurelia Espinoza, Managing Director