My overall research interests focus on understanding plant responses to their environment, with a focus on abiotic stress imposed by future climate change. Specifically, my research focuses on understanding plant responses to climate variability using a multi-faceted approach that integrates physiology, genomics, modeling and metabolomics.
My teaching interests align with my research interests and are focused on plant physiology, plant specialized metabolites and genomics/bioinformatics.
- Physiological Adaptations and Functional Genomics Core.
- Genomics-enabled molecular plant physiology
My lab primarily works on blueberries and potatoes, with expansion into crops relevant to our research questions.
My research group works to understand plant responses to their environment, with an emphasis on abiotic stress imposed by future climate change and their impacts on plant nutritional quality in diverse cropping systems