Michael R. Blatt (Editor in Chief)
Professor of Botany (Institute of Molecular Cell & Systems Biology)
Mike Blatt researches membrane biophysics, cell signaling, and homeostasis in plants. He has studied stomatal guard cells for over 25 years, work that has proven seminal in establishing the guard cell as the premier cell model it is today. Much of his research focuses on the structure and function of ion channels and on their regulation; it draws on systems dynamic modeling as well as molecular, cellular, and electrophysiological methods. Mike is also keenly interested in understanding the fundamental problems of how plants control ion transport in conjunction with membrane vesicle traffic during expansive cell growth.