Welcome to the Zen of Plant Physiology

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While plants are sedentary, their bodies often traverse long distances as they explore their local environment in search of resources necessary for growth.  The biology of root systems is governed by both micro-scale and systemic signaling that allows the plant to integrate these complex variables into growth and branching decisions that ultimately determine the efficiency resources are captured.  Research in my lab is aimed at understanding the response of roots to water-limiting conditions and is exploring this process at different organizational scales from the individual cell type to the level of the whole plant.  See “A developmental biologist’s journey to rediscover the Zen of plant physiology” in F1000Research for more on our research perspective.

WHO WE ARE:

depapartment 202 wideThe Dinneny lab has been part of the Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Plant Biology since 2011.
Carnegie Institution was established by Andrew Carnegie to support scientists with a passion for discovery using innovative approaches.

intro_aboutThe Department of Plant Biology is located on the campus of Stanford University in the heart of Silicon Valley.

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Collaborative grant on FERONIA funded by NIH!

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