- Email Address
- [email protected]
- Research Description
We are devoted to linking the internal working of a plant cell to its exterior form and function. The lab uses many beautiful plants and cell-types, scintillating "living colours", state-of-the art live-cell imaging and documentation techniques to generate molecular-genetic and cell biological information on plant development and interactions.
- Research Summary
Our lab works on three major areas of plant biology:
1) Cytoskeleton & Cell Morphogenesis: We study the pivotal role played by the cytoskeleton in cell shape development in higher plants.
2) Live Cell Visualization & Organelle Dynamics: We are presently dissecting the response hierarchy and localized co-operation between plastids, mitochondria and peroxisomes and also between the actin and microtubule components of the cytoskeleton during differential growth in higher plant cells.
3) Plant Interactions: We are using different live-cell probes and a collection of Arabidopsis mutants to document the earliest intracellular responses of plant cells to diverse environmental stimuli.
- Techniques Used
Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP); live-imaging probes; intracellular markers; time lapse movies.