I have developed integrated transcriptional networks on meristem development and stress signaling pathways in Arabidopsis thaliana. However, it is important to understand how genotype and phenotype correlate for meristem development in accordance to the environmental cues. My lab will combine genomic, genetics, and systems biology approaches to link meristem and stress-associated traits to the gene regulatory networks that control them.
Nidhi Sharma, Jesus Preciado, Tie Liu. (2021) KNOX HOMOLOGS SHOOT MERISTEMLESS (STM) and KNAT6 are epistatic to CLAVATA3 (CLV3) during embryonic meristem development in Arabidopsis thaliana. Molecular Biology Reports. 48(9):6291-6302. doi: 10.1007/s11033-021-066224
Jesus Preciado, Kevin Begcy, Liu T. (2021) The Arabidopsis ABIG1 is an Adaxial Regulator During Leaf Development. Journal of Experimental Botany. DOI: 10.1093/jxb/erab523
Liu T, Longhurst A, Talavera-Rauh F, Hokin S, and Barton MK. (2016) The Arabidopsis transcriptionalrepressor ABIG1 relays ABA signaled inhibition of growth and drought induced senescence. eLife. 5,e13768.
The cultivated Brassica species, which are the group of crops most closely related to Arabidopsis. Previous comparative research between Brassica oleracea and Arabidopsis thaliana genome identified numerous one-to-one segmental relationships and genome duplications. However, little is known about the molecular mechanism of postharvest senescence in broccoli. My lab will focus on identifying genes that are involved in postharvest senescence in Brassica oleracea and the other Brassica species .