Jack lab

From left to right: Tom, Kankshita, Yang, and Hongjun.


General Information

The lab is located in the Department of Biological Sciences at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. Graduate students are admitted via the Molecular and Cellular Biology graduate program. Presently, about 75 graduate students are working in the 40 labs that are members of this graduate program.



Hanover is in the Connecticut River valley on the Vermont border. Hanover is an outdoor-oriented place; ample opportunities abound for running, hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, rock climbing, swimming, fishing and mountain biking etc. (see Dartmouth Outing Club). In addition, the Appalachian Trail passes right down Main St. in Hanover. You need not travel far from Hanover to experience winter; Hanover averages 75 inches of snow per year and in the hills surrounding town, twice as much snow falls in an average year.

The nearest big city is Boston (130 miles) but smaller cities such as Manchester, NH (80 miles) and Burlington, VT (100 miles) are a little closer. Despite its small size and rural character, Hanover is not devoid of culture events (see Hopkins Center).


Lab Members

Tom Jack

Kankshita Swaminathan

Yingzhen Yang

Jess Goris


Useful Information

AP3 alleles

PI alleles

Enhancer Traps


Lab Publications

Jack, T., Sieburth, L., and Meyerowitz, E. M. (1997). Targeted misexpression of AGAMOUS in whorl 2 of Arabidopsis flowers. Plant Journal 11, 825-839.

Tilly, J., Allen, D. W., and Jack, T. (1998). The CArG boxes in the promoter of the Arabidopsis floral organ identity gene APETALA3 mediate diverse regulatory effects. Development 125, 1647-1657.

Yi, Y., and Jack, T. (1998). An intragenic suppressor of the Arabidopsis floral organ identity mutant apetala3-1 functions by suppressing defects in splicing. Plant Cell 10, 1465-1477.

Campisi, L., Yi, Y., Heilig, E., Herman, B., Cassista, A. J., Allen, D. W., Xiang, H., and Jack, T. (1999). Generation of enhancer trap lines in Arabidopsis and characterization of expression patterns in the inflorescence. Plant J. 17, 699-707.

Swaminathan, K., Yang, Y., Grotz, N., Campisi, L., and Jack, T. (2000). An enhancer trap line associated with a D class cyclin gene in Arabidopsis. Plant Phys.124, 1658-1667.

Jack, T. (2001). Relearning our ABCs: new twists on an old model. Trends in Plant Science 6, 311-316.

Jack, T. (2001). Plant development going MADS. Plant Mol. Biol. 46, 515-520.

Jack, T. (2002). New members of the floral organ identity AGAMOUS pathway. Trends in Plant Science 7, 286-287.

Yang, Y., Fanning, L., and Jack, T. (2002). The K domain mediates heterodimerization of the Arabidopsis floral organ identity proteins, APETALA3 and PISTILLATA. Plant J. (accepted pending revision).


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