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About us

We are a team of diverse scientists with different expertise, from developmental & cell biology, biochemistry, chemical biology and genomics to physics. We are passionate about unlocking the secretes of how plants develop, and to apply knowledge from our basic research for a better understanding, prediction, and designing of plants resilient for a future climate.

Lab Members

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Keiko Torii, Ph.D.
Professor, Johnson & Johnson Centennial Chair in Plant Cell Biology
Investigator, HHMI
Oversea Principal Investigator,
WPI-ITbM, Nagoya

ktorii [at]utexas.edu

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Molly Perchlik, Ph.D.
Lab Manager
maperchlik [at] utexas.edu
Aarthi Putarjunan, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
aarthip [at] utexas.edu
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Liangliang Chen, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
llchen66 [at] utexas.edu
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Arvid Herrmann, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
arvidherrmann1 [at] gmail.com
Eundeok Kim, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist
eundeok [at] utexas.edu
Pengfei Bai, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Pengfei.Bai [at] austin.utexas.edu
Mimi Brown, M.S.
Research Technologist/Engineer
mimi.brown [at] utexas.edu
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Bridget Fitzgerald, M.S.
Research Technologist/Engineer
bfitzgerald [at] utexas.edu
Geovanny Zarceno
Research Technologist/Engineer
gzarceno [at] utexas.edu
Scott Zeng
Graduate Student
University of Washington, Physics
szeng93 [at] uw.edu
Nicole Johnson
Rotation Graduate Student
UT Austin, Biochemistry
nicolejohnson [at] utexas.edu
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TBA [at] austin.utexas.edu