Current Lab Members
Post Doctoral Fellows
Through the use of many techniques (including genetics, genome editing, molecular biology, and biochemistry), I am elucidating the function of protein phosphatases and a novel gene in the regulation of stem cell development in Arabidopsis.
My research is focused on better understanding the signaling components of the plant stem cell niche. Receptors and ligands are the primary players that allow stem cells to communicate with each other and I am currently studying the CLV2-CRN receptor complex as well as the CLE peptides that are thought to bind them.
My research seeks to understand how the CLAVATA signaling pathway integrates environmental signals to regulate the balance of stem cell identity and cell differentiation in the shoot meristem.
Former Lab Members