My overall research interests are focused on both development and effects of abiotic stress on plants, with a specifically interest in how the plant hormone cytokinin is involved in these processes.

My teaching interests parallel my research interests and are focused on plant biology, development, and plant hormones.

My interests are in plant growth and development and the hormone cytokinin. Specifically I am focused on understanding the function of CRFs from a perspective of their role with cytokinin, development, and recently abiotic stress.

The lab is focused on understanding how the plant hormone cytokinin is involved in regulating plant growth and development during abiotic stress responses.

Research in the lab is centered on the theme of gaining a greater understanding of plant the plant hormone cytokinin and its role in development.

Our specific focus on how to do that is centered on the study of a set of transcription factors known as CRFs or Cytokinin Response Factors.

Subject area: Physiological Adaptations and Functional Genomics

Biological Science
PhD, University of Arizona, Plant Sciences, 1999
BS, Florida State University, Biological Sciences, 1992
biological sciences