Title: Assistant Professor
School / Department: Biological Sciences
Just as we see the world by our eyes, plants see light with photoreceptors to control growth and development through the entire life cycle. Our lab is broadly interested in understanding fundamental functions of photobodies (photoreceptors-containing biomolecular condensates) as developmental and environmental sensors in controlling plant growth, development, and chloroplast biogenesis (greening). We use a combination of molecular biology, cell biology, and genetic techniques to explore fundamental mysteries of photobodies.