Principal Investigator

Siobhan Brady


Siobhan Brady maps the gene networks that regulate the development of plant roots. Comparing these networks in different cell types across different species, including important crops such as tomato and sorghum, reveals how some plants adapt to frequent droughts and other harsh environmental conditions.

The Scientists

Alex Canto-Pastor


Physiological changes in the tomato root system during arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi colonization.

Anne-Maarit Bagman

Lab Manager

Mapping plant gene regulatory networks.

Concepcion Manzano

Postdoctoral Fellow - Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellowship

Molecular mechanisms controlling endodermis and exodermis differentiation in tomato roots.

Florian Deligne


Unraveling mechanisms of drought resistance using monkey flowers (Mimulus guttatus).

G. Alex Mason

Postdoc and NSF Postdoctoral Fellow

Characterizing changes in the S. lycopersicum chromatin landscape associated with root development.

Javier Jauregui-Lazo


Understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying leaf cellular development and their developmental trajectories critical to dehydration/hydration cycles in S. caninervis.

Kevin Morimoto

PhD Student

Characterization of tomato root exodermis

Mona Gouran


Characterization of molecular mechanism in Broomrapes infection.

Stefan Sanow

Postdoc Starting January 2024

Characterization between Sorghum and microorganisms interactions.

Tamera Taylor

PhD Student in the Plant Biology Graduate Group

    Characterization of Sorghum germplasm for Striga resistance and root development

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