Heike Winter Sederoff
Dr. Christopher S. Brown
Dr. Sandeep Kumar
Dr. Amanda Davis
Luyan He. M.S.
Laleh Shamey, B.S.
sense their environment and respond to changes by expressing specific
genes that enable them to adjust and survive. Gravity, light,
and mechanical stimuli are important cues for plants to direct their
growth and orient their roots into the soil and their shoots towards
the light. We are interested in the molecular mechanism of how the
root senses gravity and how the specific transcriptional and translational
changes are regulated and integrated. And how will plants cope under
extraterrestrial conditions on the International Space Station or
in Mars or Moon greenhouses?