Plant Sciences

Plants are vital for providing us with food, shelter, clothing, medicines, and plants shape our environment.Diverse research areas in the plant sciences are represented in MCDB labs, including functional genomics, reproductive development, epigenetics, pathogenesis and immunity, circadian rhythms, genome engineering and evolution. The goals of these research efforts are to explore the often unique solutions that plants have evolved to survive in diverse environments, as well as to develop solutions to address critical agricultural, industrial, energy and medical needs in response to a changing climate.  

The following MCDB faculty have interests in Plant Sciences:

Nicole Clay

Stephen Dellaporta

Joshua Gendron

Vivian Irish

Yannick Jacob