Plant biochemistry, physiology and chemical ecology; molecular biology and enzymology of wax metabolism; chemical composition, physiological function and ecological roles of plant surface lipids.
Molecular genetic and biochemical studies of seed lipid and epicuticular wax metabolism and their regulation in Arabidopsis thaliana.
Marine phycology; biomechanics of macroalgae.
Plant physiological ecology, macroecology, fire behavior and effects
Characterization of ER-PM contact site components involved in plant stress tolerance
plant genomics, environmental stresses, seed development, gene expression
Biological oceanography; carbon dioxide, and trace metal controls on marine phytoplankton and bacteria.