Tom R Maier

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Assistant Scientist III
Lab Manager
Tom Maier, Assistant Scientist III, Baum Lab Manager

I joined the Baum lab in December 1995, as a Research Associate and lab manager.   My current role is as an Assistant Scientist/Lab Manager in the Baum lab, providing technical support for the personnel and materials for the ongoing research projects.  I am also involved in an ongoing project to isolate gland cells from various genera of plant parasitic nematodes.   Utilizing next-gen sequencing technologies, our aim is to develop gland cell transcriptomes from which we can identify novel effectors as well and provide new insight into understanding nematode parasitism and its evolutionary origins, ultimately in an attempt to devise novel nematode control strategies.   

Area of Expertise: 
Molecular Plant-Nematode Interactions
Plant Parasitic Nematodes
Education: 
B.S. 1994, Genetics, Iowa State University
Contact
+1 515 509 1927 (cell)
1344 ATRB, 2213 Pammel Drive,
Ames
IA
50011-1020