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faculty member

  • Dr. Yael Hacham
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Biotechnology
  • Nutritional Sciences - B.Sc. Program
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    • Plant science
    • Molecular Biology
    • Cell Biology
    • Plant metabolism
  • Methionine is a nutritionally essential, sulfur-containing amino acid. Methionine levels in plants are low, therefore it often limits the plant’s nutritional value as a source of dietary protein for humans and animals. Methionine is also a fundamental metabolite in plant cells since, through its first metabolite, S-adenosyl-methionine (SAM), it controls the level of several key metabolites, such as ethylene, polyamines and biotin. These metabolites in turn, control many processes in plants.  I am interested in studying the factors that regulate methionine synthesis and catabolism in vegetative tissues and in seeds.  

    • Cell biology
    • Plant Hormones
    • Lab at Plant Science