Professor and Department Head, Biology Department
A.B., Mount Holyoke College, 1984
Ph.D., Rockefeller University, 1989
1990-1993 Yale University
My group has a strong interest in the processes by which plants move iron and other transition metals within their above ground parts. This work has important implications both for our basic understanding of these mechanisms, and also for our ability to manipulate the iron content of particular plant parts as a means of improving the iron nutritional quality of food. We use a combination of molecular genetics and physiological experiments to achieve better understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in iron homeostasis.