Iris Meier

Iris Meier

Iris Meier

Professor, Dept. of Molecular Genetics


520 Aronoff Laboratory
318 West 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Plant Nuclear Envelope
  • Nuclear Movement and Positioning
  • LINC complexes


  • Ph.D., University of Duesseldorf, Germany, 1987

Current Projects:

Trainee projects in the Meier lab will be in the areas of mRNA export in plants; nuclear pore and nuclear envelope structure and function; nucleocytoplasmic trafficking; and the function of long coiled-coil proteins in plant nuclear and cellular organization.

Five Current Publications:

  • Zhou X, Graumann K, Evans E and Meier I (2012) Novel plant SUN-KASH bridges are involved in RanGAP anchoring and nuclear shape determination. Journal of Cell Biology 196:203-211.
  • Meier I (2012) mRNA Export and Sumoylation - Lessons from Plants. BBA Gene Regulatory Mechanisms, in press.
  • Xu XM, Zhao Q, Rodrigo-Peiris T, Brkljacic J, He CS, Müller S, Meier I. (2008) RanGAP1 is a continuous marker of the Arabidopsis cell division plane. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 105:18637-42.
  • Xu XM, Meulia T, Meier I. (2007) Anchorage of plant RanGAP to the nuclear envelope involves novel nuclear-pore-associated proteins. Curr Biol. 17:1157-63.
  • Xu XM, Rose A, Muthuswamy S, Jeong SY, Venkatakrishnan S, Zhao Q, Meier I. (2007) NUCLEAR PORE ANCHOR, the Arabidopsis homolog of Tpr/Mlp1/Mlp2/megator, is involved in mRNA export and SUMO homeostasis and affects diverse aspects of plant development. Plant Cell. 19:1537-48.

Publication at PubMed