I specialized in molecular genetics during my undergraduate studies (2000) and applied these principles to study plant hormone signalling and development during my PhD at the University of Toronto (2006). I established high-throughput protein interaction methods in my post-doctoral work at the University of Toronto. I became an assistant professor in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology at The University of Toronto in September, 2016.
Research overview: Zhenhua is aiming to discover, and study the function of, the components in the strigolactone signaling pathway.
Research overview: Bruno is working on a project to understand the function of proteins involved with strigolactone signaling pathway in seed germination.
Research overview: James is investigating how the highly sensitive strigolactone receptors found in certain parasitic plants function, and how this functionality has evolved.
Research overview: Functional characterization of DELLA homologs in Striga hermonthica.
Research overview: Phenotypic characterisation of receptor properties involved in germination.
Research overview: Transcriptome-wide analysis of germination related genes in Striga hermonthica.