- Research Program Mentor
PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate
genetic and molecular controls of plant cellular processes relevant to combat the climate crisis; CRISPR-Cas9 genome mediated engineering in plants; developmental, cell, and molecular plant biology
Engineering plants to combat the climate crisis
Using previously published expression analyses and bioinformatic data, explore a potential candidate gene which may regulate a process in plants related to plant survival and/or growth. Propose a hypothesis which outlines the potential molecular pathway in which your candidate gene functions. How would you use genetic engineering, such as CRISPR-Cas9 mediated genome engineering, to test your hypothesis? In answering these questions, I will help you to write a research proposal which addresses a potential way crop species may be improved to handle changing environmental conditions due to the climate crisis.