Dior Kelley

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Assistant Professor, Genetics, Development and Cell Biology
Teaches: GEN 409

In my research group we study how the plant hormone auxin regulates plant growth and development, with a particular emphasis on root meristem maintenance. We use genetics and genomics approaches to characterize proteins from Arabidopsis and maize that are important for auxin signaling. Our studies involve techniques such as mutant screening, phenotyping, microscopy, transcriptomics and proteomics; our goal is to characterize novel plant growth regulators.

Area of Expertise: 
Molecular mechanisms of plant development
Arabidopsis development
Genomics
Education: 
B.S. Chemistry, University of California Santa Cruz, 2000
PhD Plant Biology, University of California Davis, 2009
Contact
515-294-2438
3011 Advanced Teaching and Research Building
Ames
Iowa
50011-1101