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Dr. Dior Kelley

Dr. Dior Kelley

  • 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.

Contact Info

3011 Advanced Teaching and Research Building


  • B.S. Chemistry, University of California Santa Cruz, 2000
  • PhD Plant Biology, University of California Davis, 2009