Principal Investigator

Siobhan Brady


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.

Anne-Maarit Bagman

Lab Manager

Mapping plant gene regulatory networks.

Chao Bian

Postdoctoral Scholar

Genetic and epigenetic engineering of N-related traits.

Concepcion Manzano

Postdoctoral Fellow - Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellowship

Molecular mechanisms controlling endodermis and exodermis differentiation in tomato roots.

Dorota Kawa


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

G. Alex Mason

Postdoc and NSF Postdoctoral Fellow

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

PhD Student and NSF GRFP Fellow

Engineering nitrogen feedback loops in tomato

Jiregna Daksa

PhD Student Co-Supervised with Addis Ababa University

Characterizing the influence of the microbiome on Sorghum root system architecture, cellular anatomy and the transcriptome in the presence of the parasite, Striga hermonthica.

go GRNs!

Junior Specialist

Characterization of tomato root exodermis

Lidor Shaar-Moshe


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

Mona Gouran

PhD Student

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

PhD Student in the Plant Biology Graduate Group

    Characterization of Sorghum germplasm for Striga resistance and root development

Torgeir Hvidsten

Sabbatical Professor

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…

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