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Plant Biology

The development and physiology of the plant kingdom

The Plant Biology labs at UCSD study the fundamental processes required for plant form, growth, and survival. Cutting edge techniques in molecular, cellular, genomic, biophysical and systems biology are employed to elucidate the gene networks, protein interactions, and metabolic and signaling pathways that form the basis of circadian rhythms, organ development, hormone synthesis and signaling, ion transport and metabolism, abiotic stress responses, algal biofuel metabolism, and plant defense to pathogens. CDB plant labs play a leading role in the San Diego Center for Molecular Agriculture and the Center for Chronobiology.

Steve Briggs

Steven Briggs
 Distinguished Professor
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Nigel Crawford

Nigel Crawford
Professor
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Mark Estelle

Mark Estelle
Distinguished Professor
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Jose Pruneda-Paz

Jose Pruneda-Paz
Assistant Professor
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Julian Schoeder

Julian Schoeder
Distinguished Professor
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Laurie Smith

Laurie Smith
Professor
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Martin Yanofsky

Martin Yanofsky
Distinguished Professor and Chair
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Yunde Zhao

Yunde Zhao
Professor
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Questions?

For more information, please contact:

CDB Section Chair

Marty Yanofsky

Chair's Assistant

Jacquelyn Vignes
(858)822-0654
jvignes@ucsd.edu