Amy Lanctot

University of Washington, 


Developmental Biology, Stem Cells & Aging

Gene Expression, Cell Cycle & Chromosome Biology (Area Director)

Genetics, Genomics & Evolution

Entry Quarter: Autumn 2014

Lab Information

Box: 351800

Research Summary

The plant hormone auxin regulates many aspects of growth and development. My research addresses how a small molecule with a simple signaling pathway leads to such diverse and complex developmental responses. In particular I am examining how auxin signaling activates gene networks that specify lateral root fate. Using synthetic systems, I examine auxin signaling dynamics and how this impacts transcription.