Faculty & Staff

Sorina C. Popescu

Assistant Professor
Discipline: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Specialty: Stress Signal Transduction
Email: scp319@msstate.edu
Phone: (662) 325-2640
Office Location: Dorman Hall, Room 410

Mailing Address
Box 9655
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Physical Address
32 Creelman St
Mississippi State, MS 39762


  • Ph.D., Rutgers University
  • M.S., University of Bucharest, Romania

Research Interests

  • Stress-induced signaling pathways

Recent Publications

  • Campe, R., C. Langenbach, F. Leissing, G.V. Popescu, S.C. Popescu, K. Goellner, G.J.M. Beckers, U. Conrath. 2015. ABC transporter PEN3/PDR8/ABCG36 interacts with calmodulin that, like PEN3, is required for Arabidopsis nonhost resistance. New Phytologists. Download
  • Saha, J., E.K. Brauer, A. Sengupta, S.C. Popescu, K. Gupta, B. Gupta. 2015. Polyamines as redox homeostasis regulators during salt stress in plants. Frontiers in Environmental Science 3(21):1-13. Download
  • Westlake, T., W. Richi, G.V. Popescu, S.C. Popescu. 2015. Dimerization and thiol sensitivity of the salicylic acid binding thimet oligopeptidases TOP1 and TOP2 define their functions in redox-sensitive cellular pathways. Frontiers in Plant Sciences 6:327-335. Download
  • Brauer, E.K., G.V. Popescu, S.C. Popescu. 2014. Experimental and analytical approaches to characterize plant kinases using protein microarrays. Plant MAP Kinases, Volume 1171 of the series Methods in Molecular Biology pp 217-235. Download
  • Singh, D.K., M. Calvino, E.K. Brauer, N. Fernandez-Pozo, S. Strickler, R. Yalamanchili, H. Suzuka, K. Aoki, D. Shibata, J.W. Stratmann, G.V. Popescu, L. Mueller, S.C. Popescu. 2014. The tomato kinome and the tomato kinase library ORFeome: Novel resources for the study of kinases and signal transduction in tomato and solanaceae species. Molecular Plant Microbe Interaction 27:7-17. Download