The two main projects in the lab revolve around two groups of genes providing key functions in the patterning process.  These genes were initially found in a large-scale hunt for mutations disrupting the normal pattern of cell division and expansion in the embryo.  Click below to learn more, or have a look at our papers.

MAP kinase pathway promoting elongation of the zygote and development of its basal daughter cell into the suspensor.

A family of GATA-type transcription factors required for positioning the proembryo boundary, across which the embryonic root is organized.