Brady Lab

Department of Plant Biology and Genome Center
University of California, Davis

How do cells within plant roots respond to the multitude of stresses they face in the world?  From cell type molecular signatures to networks – we try to understand and harness these adaptive responses to help tackle current and future environmental challenges.

Transcriptional networks have been shown to play a primary role in regulating development in both plants and animals. It is through their exquisite control of gene expression in both space and time that pattern and form can be established and maintained. Research in the Brady lab focuses on understanding how a network of transcriptional interactions regulates tissue development and function. Projects in the lab range from characterizing xylem and cortex cell development  in response to the environment in Arabidopsis thaliana, Sorghum bicolor, Solanum lycopersicum and the drought-adapted Solanum pennelii to determining regulatory networks underlying various components of central and specialized metabolism.