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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Eundeok Kim, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist
eundeok [at] utexas.edu
Arvid Herrmann, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
arvid [at] utexas.edu
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Liangliang Chen, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
llchen66 [at] utexas.edu
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Pengfei Bai, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Pengfei.Bai [at] austin.utexas.edu
Krishna Sepuru Ph.D.
Staff Scientist
krishna.sepuru [at] austin.utexas.edu
Bridget Fitzgerald, M.S.
Research Technologist/Engineer
bfitzgerald [at] utexas.edu
Hyemin Seo, M.S.
Graduate Student
Cell & Molecular Biology
hmseo [at] utexas.edu
Daniel Zuch, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
dtzuch [at] utexas.edu
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Jiyuan Yang, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
jiyuany [at] utexas.edu
Alice Cochran, M.S.
Research Technologist/Engineer
amcochran [at] utexas.edu
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