HHMI Faculty Scholar
Physiological changes in the tomato root system during arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi colonization.
Genetic and epigenetic engineering of N-related traits.
Characterizing changes in the S. lycopersicum chromatin landscape associated with root development.
Characterizing the influence of the microbiome on Sorghum root system architecture, cellular anatomy and the transcriptome in the presence of the parasite, Striga hermonthica.
Characterization of xylem molecular and cell wall epitope profiles in S. lyopersicum and S. pennellii
Torgeir R. Hvidsten is a professor in bioinformatics at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and is currently spending his sabbatical in the Brady Lab. His research focuses on utilizing large genomics datasets to model how genes interact in regulatory networks and how such networks give rise to properties characteristic to individuals and species. He specifically works on the regulatory network underlying wood formation to better understand the evolution of trees and what it means to be a tree.