The lab seeks to understand how complex life is designed. In particular, how collections of cells come together to create organs that are greater than the sum of their parts.
To address this, we are focusing on the study of plants. Not only are they useful to work with in the lab, plants also play a key role as both food and energy. Understanding how organ design impacts their responses to the environment and growth provides opportunities to create new crop varieties which enhance food production and security.
This research lies at the interface between biology and computer science.