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Kayla A Kaiser

Chemistry and Biochemistry
California State University
United States of America


Grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and went to University of Nebraska at Kearney to study chemistry. Heading west, I stopped in Tempe, Arizona for a master's degree at Arizona State. Finally, I arrived in an interdisciplinary PhD between botany, computer science and chemistry at University of California Riverside. I studied antioxidants in pomegranate juice, how plants survive a flood, chemical warfare between insects and plants, and aromas of citrus fruits. For the last several years, I have focused my energy on education. In 2016, I co-founded a 501(c)(3) non-profit to teach people how to bring bikes on trains, called Bikecar101. I am co-advisor of the CSUN Chemistry and Biochemistry Club, doing hands-on experiments with hundreds of kids each year. I am proud to teach at an institution that is a national leader in sustainability efforts. Go Matadors!

Research Interest

Chemistry and Biochemistry


  • Branco‐Price C, Kaiser KA, Jang CJ, Larive CK, Bailey‐Serres J. Selective mRNA translation coordinates energetic and metabolic adjustments to cellular oxygen deprivation and reoxygenation in Arabidopsis thaliana. The Plant Journal. 2008 Dec 1;56(5):743-55.

  • Kaiser KA, Barding GA, Larive CK. A comparison of metabolite extraction strategies for 1H‐NMR‐based metabolic profiling using mature leaf tissue from the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry. 2009 Dec 1;47(S1).

  • Mustroph A, KAISER KA, LARIVE CK, BAILEY‐SERRES JU. Characterization of distinct root and shoot responses to low‐oxygen stress in Arabidopsis with a focus on primary C‐and N‐metabolism. Plant, cell & environment. 2014 Oct 1;37(10):2366-80.

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