My interests lie in the cellular, molecular and biochemical basis of development.
- transcription factor
- stem cell
Research Area: Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, Plant Biology
Our current research focuses on two transcription factors, BP and FIL, which play antagonistic roles in regulating cell division and differentiation, and which are therefore an important determinant of plant architecture. Biochemical, cytological, genetic and molecular approaches are used to identify and characterize mutants which exhibit altered development. We use Arabidopsis as a model system for this work, and anticipate that elucidation of developmental mechanisms in Arabidopsis will be applicable to plants of agricultural and horticultural importance.
- BIOB11H: Molecular Aspects of Cellular and Genetic Processes
- BIOD25H: Genomics