Our lab is interested in the physiological and molecular mechanisms by which plants perceive and respond to environmental stimuli. Together, light and gravity have profound effects on plant development and much of our research focuses on how plants integrate the information from these environmental stimuli in order to understand how various environmental sensory responses function and interact to coordinately regulate plant growth and development.

Current Research Projects:

  • Tropisms
  • Light-Induced Chloroplast Movements
  • Chloroplast Development

We are investigating plastid development during late embryogenesis and early germination.

Research Interests:

  • plant physiology: environmental sensory-response systems and plant development

Subject Area:

  • Biology.
Past Affiliations

Professor, Medical Sciences Program, School of Medicine, Indiana University Bloomington

Fellow, Indiana Molecular Biology Institute, College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University Bloomington

Associate Professor, Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University Bloomington

Program Director, IBN/Integrative Plant Biology
1998 - 1999

Associate Professor, Ohio State University
1992 - 1995

Assistant Professor, Ohio State University
1986 - 1992

Research Associate, Michigan State University
1981 - 1983

Research Associate, University of Illinois at Chicago
1983 - 1986

Molecular Biology, Biological Science
PhD, Michigan State University, Plant Physiology, 1981
MS, Michigan State University, Horticulture, 1977
BS, State University of New York College at Geneseo, Biology, 1975
botany plant physiology or morphology plant sciences
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Society of Plant Biologists