We study a set protein kinases and their genes from the garden pea, soybean, Arabidopsis in order to understand their role in seedling development.

To identify protein kinases that might transduce light signals, we identified kinase genes whose expression is regulated by light. These pea genes, called PsPK1 through PsPK5, are differentially expressed during de-etiolation in peas.

Biological Science
PhD, Indiana University Bloomington, Biology, 1982
agricultural biotechnology biotechnology biological sciences cell & developmental biology biochemistry & molecular biology botany molecular genetics molecular recognition biochemistry, proteins environmental biology