The Plant Molecular Biology lab uses Arabidopsis thaliana as a model system to investigate how plants perceive and respond to environmental signals and endogenous developmental cues at the molecular level. In particular, we are focusing on the role of pre-mRNA splicing in the regulation of gene expression. The versatility of this mode of regulation suggests that it is likely to play an important contribution in ensuring the developmental plasticity and stress tolerance that are essential for plant survival. Another major ongoing project in the lab is examining the role of mutiple drug resistance (MDR) transporters in plant resistance to pesticides and other chemical stresses.
Alternative Splicing in Plant Development and Stress Response
Herbicide resistance in Arabidopsis thaliana: Role of plant multidrug resistance transporters
Alternative Splicing of an Arabidopsis RING E3 ubiquitin ligase involved in plant stress and development