My lab studies the mechanisms plants use to control and coordinate their growth and development. We primarily focus on how diverse plant hormones interact to control these processes. To do this, we use maize (corn) as a model system, as it has numerous genetic and genomic tools. Our research combines molecular biological, genetics, genomics, physiological, and bioinformatic approaches to gain a system-level understanding of plant developmental mechanisms. We have numerous short and long-term projects available for students depending on their interests that combine lab, greenhouse, computational and field-genetic work.