I'm studying the structural differences between a family of 10 Arabidopsis enzymes which catalyze the addition of fucose onto different acceptors. My goal is to elucidate the structural enzymatic differences that have allowed and required these proteins to gain specificity for their substrates. I am also interested in studying the evolutionary pattern of the corresponding genes which have undergone prolific duplication events with unlikely or unknown activity.
Grad Student - Jess Stephens
Graduate student Jess Stephens with her study species in the genus Sarracenia (2016).
Alumnus - Jenny Cruse-Sanders
Alumnus Jenny Cruse-Sanders is the Director of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.
Faculty Retreat at the The Ridges Resort (2017).
Alumnus - Jeffrey Cannon
Alumnus Jeffery Cannon during a field exercise for a Wildland Firefighter Course in Nashville, GA (2014).
Alumnus - Chelsea Cunard
Alumnus Chelsea Cunard implementing a field experiment studying invasive Microstegium vimineum (2014).