Principal Investigator

Siobhan Brady

Associate Professor

HHMI Faculty Scholar
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.

Allie Gaudinier


Develop enhanced yeast 1 hybrid assays for plants.
Synthesize a GATEWAY® TF stele resource.

Anne-Maarit Bagman

Lab Manager

Mapping plant gene regulatory networks.

Arjun Sharmah

Postdoc co-supervised with Ting Guo

Development of highly specific nanosensor for abscisic acid (ABA) detection. The plant hormone ABA is involved in many of the plant development processes as well response signaling for various environmental stresses.

Concepcion Manzano

Postdoctoral Fellow - Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellowship

Molecular mechanisms controlling endodermis and exodermis differentiation in tomato roots.

Diane Han


Transcriptional regulation of xylem development in Arabidopsis

Don Gibson

PhD Student

Identifying genes controlling Arabidopsis and Tomato root development.

Dorota Kawa


Studying Sorghum interactions with Striga at the level of root system and cellular architecture and root transcriptome.

Ellsa Wongso


General lab and yeast one hybrid core assistance.

G. Alex Mason


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

Hannah Vahldick


Identification of transcription factor-binding motifs within the promoters of genes associated with secondary cell wall deposition.

Joel Rodriguez-Medina

PhD Student

go GRNs!

Lidor Shaar-Moshe


The role of selective barriers in the root and shoot to salinity acclimation in tomato.

Michelle Tang

PhD Student co-supervised with Dan Kliebenstein

Constructing a modular network of transcriptional regulation of primary metabolism.

Mona Gouran

PhD Student

Characterization of xylem molecular and cell wall epitope profiles in S. lyopersicum and S. pennellii

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