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Ongoing research

We are a genomics enabled lab that explores the optimization of defense using a hypothesis driven systems biology approach.

Projects in the lab are based on three central tenets:

  1. A focus on the interaction between agriculturally important plants, their wild relatives and their biotic environments.

  2. Investigating how dynamic factors impact these interactions on a fundamental and organismal level, integrating data from transcriptional, biochemical, and epigenetic experiments.

  3. Discoveries in the lab will be utilized to identify cases where mis‑optimization due to breeding and domestication can be addressed and improved for the benefit of agricultural productivity and sustainability.

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