- Ph.D., Australian National University, Australia
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow, John Innes Centre, UK
- Japan Society for Promotion of Science Fellow, John Innes Centre, UK
- Group Leader, John Innes Centre, UK
- Unit Leader, Cell Function Research Unit, RIKEN Plant Science Center
- Team Leader, Cell Function Research Team, RIKEN Plant Science Center
- Team Leader, Cell Function Research Team, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (-current)
We investigate how plants integrate developmental and environmental cues to maximise organ growth under the changing environment. We also explore how plants establish and maintain cellular differentiation status and how various stress stimuli override the developmental commitments to undergo cellular reprogramming. These strategies should allow us to identify key modulators of organ growth and reprogramming, thus providing molecular basis for crop improvement.
- Molecular dissection of plant organ growth
- Molecular dissection of cellular reprogramming in plants
- Molecular manipulation of organ regeneration in crops
- The shoot apical meristem in Arabidopsis
- As cells leave the meristem, they switch from the mitotic cycle to the endoreduplication cycle and start to differentiate.