University of Washington,
Developmental Biology, Stem Cells & Aging
Gene Expression, Cell Cycle & Chromosome Biology (Area Director)
Genetics, Genomics & Evolution
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.