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.
Assistant Professor, Genetics, Development and Cell Biology
Teaches: GEN 409
Area of Expertise:
Molecular mechanisms of plant development
B.S. Chemistry, University of California Santa Cruz, 2000
PhD Plant Biology, University of California Davis, 2009