Bio

Constantly wowed by the plants around me in the world! Science educator, research teacher, plant biologist, full time learner.

I am a tenure-track professor at Trinity College, a PUI in Hartford, CT. I teach about molecular biology and plant physiology. My research focuses on the physiology of tomatoes stressed out by aluminum in their environments. How do the plants grow in response to aluminum? What genes help them deal with that stress? Can differences in the genes lead to differences in the growth? The answer to that is 'YES' - but my students and I are still learning how those genetic differences manifest into physiological changes.

Research Areas:
Abiotic Interactions, Genetics, Physiology

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