Our goal is to understand how circadian clocks work and why they play such an important role in growth and stress responses in photosynthetic organisms. We use a wide range of molecular, computational and physiological approaches to study how plants and unicellular algae adapt to daily environmental cycles.
2022, December: Congratulations Marisa for receiving an Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program!
2022, August: Our project to understand aureochrome signaling in Nannochloropsis has been funded by NSF!
2022 Publication Updates:
- Poliner E, Busch AWU, Newton L, Kim YU, Clark R, Gonzalez-Martinez SC, Jeong B-R, Montgomery BL, Farre EM (2022) Aureochromes maintain polyunsaturated fatty acid content in Nannochloropsis oceanica. Plant Physiology 189(2):906-921 (doi: 10.1093/plphys/kiac052)
- Hoopes GM, Zarka D, Feke A, Acheson K, Hamilton JP, Douches D, Buell CR, Farré EM (2022) Keeping time in the dark: potato diel and circadian rhythmic gene expression reveals tissue-specific circadian clocks. (doi/10.1002/pld3.425)