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Our lab studies plant cell wall dynamics. Plant cell walls contain networks of carbohydrates and proteins that interact with each other and change in composition and organization during cell growth. We seek to measure changes in cell wall architecture during growth, to understand how interactions between cell wall components influence cell wall structure and remodeling, and to identify and characterize new genes that influence cell wall dynamics. This research will inform efforts to use plant cell walls, which are an abundant and renewable resource, to provide sustainable food, materials, and energy.


We are affiliated with the Department of Biology, the Plant Biology Interdepartmental Graduate Program, and the Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Biosciences Interdepartmental Graduate Program at Penn State University. Our research is generously supported by the Penn State Department of Biology, the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment, and the Center for Lignocellulose Structure and Formation.


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