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.


The Dinneny lab is a proud member of the Biology Department and is interested in having students at the graduate and undergraduate level join our group!  We believe that diversity in every sense of the word is a strength of our group.

The Dinneny lab is currently located at Gilbert Hall on the campus of Stanford University in the heart of Silicon Valley.

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