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Welcome to the Nimchuk Lab
Our lab studies plant development and the signaling pathways that regulate stem cell function in plants. All plant development originates from stem cells located in discrete locations throughout the plant. Like in animals, plant stem cells exist in an undifferentiated state. Stem cells divide and give rise to new stem cells but also to cells that differentiate to form the myriad of different cell types that comprise the plant. Our lab is interested in understanding how stem cell populations are specified, maintained and how they balance proliferation and differentiation. Our lab uses the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana and other plants to study stem cell regulation. We use genetics, biochemistry, live imaging, cell biology and genome editing to uncover the function of genes and proteins in these signaling pathways.