Epigenetic regulation in plants
2114 Wi Inst For Discovery
333 N Randall Ave
Madison, WI 53715
Transcriptional Mechanisms; Systems Biology; Plant Biology
Epigenetic regulation of gene expression plays crucial in many aspects of biology, ranging from genome integrity, imprinting, cellular differentiation, normal growth and development, disease formation, to potential biotechnological applications. Our research goal is to understand the fundamental mechanisms of chromatin-based gene regulation. Specifically, we study how various chromatin factors are recruited to chromatin to “read” and ‘translate” epigenetic information into differential gene expression patterns under normal growth and development as well as stress conditions.