Estelle Hrabak

Phone: (603) 862-0716
Office: Molecular, Cellular, & Biomedical Sciences, Rudman Hall Rm 105, Durham, NH 03824

The Hrabak lab studies intracellular signal transduction mechanisms involving phosphorylation or lipidation.

Undergraduate students are invited to interview for research positions in the lab at the start of each semester. Applicants should have a solid GPA and an interest in doing research in the areas of genetics, cell biology or biochemistry. Contact Dr. Hrabak ( before the semester starts to learn about available positions.


  • Ph.D., Plant Pathology/Phytopathology, University of Wisconsin
  • B.S., Plant Pathology/Phytopathology, Michigan State University

Courses Taught

  • BCHM/BMCB 854/754: Molecular Biol Research Methds
  • BMCB 799H: Honors Senior Thesis
  • BMS 799H: Senior Honors Thesis
  • GEN 401: Professional Perspect Genetics
  • GEN 604: Principles of Genetics\Hon
  • GEN 606: Genetics Lab
  • GEN 790: Undergrad Teaching Experience
  • GEN 799H: Honors Senior Thesis
  • GEN 999: Doctoral Research
  • INCO 590: Rsrch Exp/MCBS
  • INCO 790: Adv Rsrch Exp/MCBS

Selected Publications

Thompson, M. M., & Hrabak, E. M. (2018). Capture and storage of plant genomic DNA on a readily available cellulose matrix. BioTechniques, 65(5), 285-287. doi:10.2144/btn-2018-0109

Lu, S. X., & Hrabak, E. M. (2013). The myristoylated amino-terminus of an Arabidopsis calcium-dependent protein kinase mediates plasma membrane localization. Plant Molecular Biology, 82(3), 267-278. doi:10.1007/s11103-013-0061-0

Hegeman, A. D., Rodriguez, M., Han, B. W., Uno, Y., Phillips, G. N., Hrabak, E. M., . . . Sussman, M. R. (2006). A phyloproteomic characterization ofin vitro autophosphorylation in calcium-dependent protein kinases. PROTEOMICS, 6(12), 3649-3664. doi:10.1002/pmic.200500926

Dammann, C., Ichida, A., Hong, B., Romanowsky, S. M., Hrabak, E. M., Harmon, A. C., . . . Harper, J. F. (2003). Subcellular Targeting of Nine Calcium-Dependent Protein Kinase Isoforms from Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology, 132(4), 1840-1848. doi:10.1104/pp.103.020008

Hrabak, E. M., Chan, C. W. M., Gribskov, M., Harper, J. F., Choi, J. H., Halford, N., . . . Harmon, A. C. (2003). The Arabidopsis CDPK-SnRK Superfamily of Protein Kinases. Plant Physiology, 132(2), 666-680. doi:10.1104/pp.102.011999

Lu, S. X., & Hrabak, E. M. (2002). An Arabidopsis Calcium-Dependent Protein Kinase Is Associated with the Endoplasmic Reticulum. Plant Physiology, 128(3), 1008-1021. doi:10.1104/pp.010770

Hrabak, E. M., Dickmann, L. J., Satterlee, J. S., & Sussman, M. R. (1996). Characterization of eight new members of the calmodulin-like domain protein kinase gene family from Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Molecular Biology, 31(2), 405-412. doi:10.1007/bf00021802

Hrabak, E. M., & Willis, D. K. (1992). The lemA gene required for pathogenicity of Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae on bean is a member of a family of two-component regulators.. Journal of Bacteriology, 174(9), 3011-3020. doi:10.1128/jb.174.9.3011-3020.1992

Willis, D. K. (1991). Current ReviewhrpGenes of Phytopathogenic Bacteria. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 4(2), 132. doi:10.1094/mpmi-4-132

Dazzo, F. B., Truchet, G. L., Sherwood, J. E., Hrabak, E. M., Abe, M., & Pankratz, S. H. (1984). Specific phases of root hair attachment in the Rhizobium trifolii-clover symbiosis.. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 48(6), 1140-1150. doi:10.1128/aem.48.6.1140-1150.1984

Most Cited Publications