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.
Alumnus - Steve Franks
Alumnus Steve Franks is a professor at Fordham University in NY.
Sunflower and Plant Physiology
Sunflower and plant physiology boat selfie
Alumnus - Jeffrey Cannon
Alumnus Jeffery Cannon during a field exercise for a Wildland Firefighter Course in Nashville, GA (2014).
Loren Rieseberg, John Burke, Lisa Donovan, Brent Hulke, Andries Temme, Rishi Masalia exploring the deserts of Southern California (2015).
Grad Student - Dorothy Christopher
Dorothy Christopher teaches Girl Scouts about parts of a flower at Science Day, an outreach event that included students from PBIO and the Odum School of Ecology (Spring 2016)