My lab works at the interfaces of quantitative genetics/genomics, molecular biology, development, and evolutionary biology using plants, like A. thaliana as a model.
My research interests revolve around a key challenge in genetics: the goal of predicting phenotypes from genetic sequences. Achieving this goal requires greater understanding of how organisms tolerate genetic and environmental perturbations. My work focuses on the molecular mechanisms governing genetic and environmental robustness, the ability of organisms to maintain phenotypes despite genetic mutations and environmental change. Eventually, we hope to apply these findings to improve crop varieties.