Department of Plant Biology Professor (by courtesy)
Carnegie Institution for Science Department of Biology
260 Panama Street, Stanford, CA 94305 Stanford University
Phone: (650) 325-1521 x282
Fax: (650) 325-6857
Research in my lab is driven by an interest in understanding how photosynthetic microorganisms perceive and evolve in response to environmental stressors, such as light, nutrients and viral attack. We focus on cyanobacteria which are abundant, globally relevant and have been used to probe environmentally important processes ranging from photosynthesis to symbioses to circadian rhythms. We work both with model organisms and with cyanobacteria in naturally occurring communities. Recently,we have started to develop synthetic biology-inspired approaches to use in cyanobacteria.
Current projects include: