Broadly, our lab aims to study how plants cope and respond to abiotic stress. If we can better understand the mechanisms plants use to deal with a stressful environment, we may be able to engineer more resilient plants as the climate becomes more variable.

Developing tools for plant phenotyping

We are currently building tools to acquire images of plants at multiple spatial and temporal resolutions.

Characterizing variation of stress responses within plant species

Image-based plant phenotyping allows us to capture morphology and color changes due to stress in a non-destructive manner.

Investigating genetic basis underlying stress responses

We use forward and reverse genetics to understand the genetic basis for phenotypes.