| Our lab
investigates basic principles of plant cell biology.
In order to gain true mechanistic understanding, we develop clever genetic tools and large-scale imaging approaches at a single-cell resolution in the powerful model: Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. The green alga Chlamydomonas has unique physiological features that make it an ideal playground for addressing fundamental cellular functions.
Specific questions include, but are not limited to, the following:
> What key players regulate Chlamydomonas cell size?
> What are the guiding principles of the Chlamydomonas-plant microbiota ecosystem?
> Investigating mechanisms for protein import into the chloroplast
Genome-wide genetic interaction mapping
High-content imaging followed by automated image analysis
* Images courtesy of Masayuki Onishi, Duke University