My scientific interests include plant hormone responses, protein function and evolution, cellular biology, synthetic biology, and plant development.
I started my career in plant genetics at UC Berkeley working with floral morphology genes, and characterizing the pathway for salicylic acid biosynthesis. Currently, I am a graduate student in Jennifer Nemhauser’s lab. I use synthetic biology techniques to answer questions about plant growth and development responses. Specifically, I have been working on characterizing the function of plant auxin receptors in monocots, and more broadly across flowering plants.