IU Bloomington has a world-class group of researchers interested in diverse aspects of Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology. Our common goal is to understand the molecular mechanisms by which plants grow, differentiate, evolve, and interact with the biotic and abiotic environments. We have particular strengths in plant development, epigenetics, host/pathogen interactions, environmental sensory-response systems, cytoskeletal dynamics, and genome evolution.
The Department of Biology provides an excellent setting for research in Plant Molecular Biology. A core group of five plant molecular biology laboratories are located in modern, open, and contiguous space on the third floor of Myers Hall, providing students with a scientific environment in which they can readily seek advice, discuss new ideas, and learn new techniques from an extended community of researchers.
In addition to excellent laboratory space, we have abundant greenhouse space and numerous environmentally controlled growth chambers. We also have state-of-the-art confocal and electron microscopy facilities for performing high resolution imaging of cellular behavior and ultrastructure. To learn more about Plant Molecular Biology at Indiana University, contact our faculty members working in the area.