Faculty Members in Molecular Genetics
Plant Developmental Genetics. Molecular genetics of seed coat development in Arabidopsis thaliana.
Molecular Biology, Teaching & Learning
Molecular genetic and biochemical studies of seed lipid and epicuticular wax metabolism and their regulation in Arabidopsis thaliana.
Utilizing a combination of molecular genetics, biochemical and genomics approaches to understand the natural resistance mechanisms of plants against microbial pathogens including fungi, bacteria, and viruses.
Speciation, domestication, conservation biology, and weed evolution.
Characterization of ER-PM contact site components involved in plant stress tolerance
Plant cell biology, cellular basis of secretion of plant cell wall components; lignification in xylem development; ABC transporters and cuticle secretion
plant genomics, environmental stresses, seed development, gene expression
Plant Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics; organization of the cytoskeleton and its role in cell wall formation, intracellular motility and growth anisotropy in the higher plant Arabidopsis thaliana and the characean algae; plant responses to abiotic and endogenous signals.
We are interested in how local resistance and systemic acquired resistance are regulated in plants.