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Department of Plant Pathology Molecular Plant Pathology Laboratory

Tanaka Lab – Personnel

 

Matthew J. Marcec

Graduate Research Assistant

Contact Information

WSU Plant Pathology
PO BOX 646430
Pullman, WA, 99163-6430
Office – Johnson Hall 337
Lab – Johnson Hall 358
Phone: (509) 335-5813 | Fax: (509) 335-9581

matthew.marcec [at] wsu.edu

Education
  • 2015 M.S. (Biology), Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL
  • 2013 B.S. (Biology), Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL
  • 2004 Emergency Medicine (Technical Certification), Florida State Community College, Jacksonville, FL
Professional Experience
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Molecular Plant Sciences Program (affiliated with Department of Plant Pathology), Washington State University, Pullman, WA (2015 – Present)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL (2013 – 2015)
  • Manager for Quik-Trip Inc., Atlanta, GA (2005 – 2009)
  • EMT, Jacksonville, FL (2003 – 2005)
  • Veterinary Technician, Atlanta, GA (1999 – 2002)
Academic Honors, Awards, and Achievements
  • NIH Biotechnology Training Program Fellowship, Washington State University, Pullman, WA (2015-2020)
  • ARCS foundation Fellowship, Molecular Plant Sciences Program, Washington State University, Pullman, WA (2015 – 2017)
  • Departmental Honors, Biology Department, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL (2013)
  • Graduated Cum Laude, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL (2013)
Teaching Experience
  • Lab section instructor, Fundamentals of Cellular Biology 210, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL (2013 – 2014)
  • Lab section instructor, Biology of Land Plants 305, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL (2014 – 2015)
Current Research Focus
  • Calcium and ROS signaling in plant immunity
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Publications
  1. Moroz N, Fritch KR, Marcec MJ, Tripathi D, Smertenko A, Tanaka K (2017) Extracellular alkalinization as a defense response in potato cells. Front. Plant Sci. 8: 32 doi:10.3389/fpls.2017.00032