Texas A&M AgriLife Research
6500 Amarillo Blvd W
Amarillo, TX 79106
Research Goals and Interests
Plan and conduct research with the primary objective of increasing the knowledge base for stress tolerance and improved productivity in the High Plains crops with emphasis on wheat and other monocots. Specifically, my research interests are to study the plant-environment, plant-pathogen/pest, and plant-plant interactions using physiological and molecular approaches to address fundamental questions in plant development, biotic and abiotic stress responses. In the process, we anticipate to understand the mechanistic basis of plant adaptation to stress responses and identify novel genes and other key molecular signals mediating stress responses.
- Discover wheat drought tolerance mechanism in leading TAM cultivars using a multi ‘omics’ driven systems biology approach
- Investigate the Gb-3 mediated molecular mechanisms of host plant resistance to greenbug infestation in the hard red winter wheat cultivars using microarray
- Phenomics of winter wheat
- Explore the physiological and molecular mechanisms underlying wheat streak mosaic virus infestation in relation to yield and water use efficiency
- Do we know enough about our wheat cultivars? – A project investigating several varietal characteristics addressing fundamental questions in wheat germination and early plant development in response to environmental cues and cultural practices
To investigate above mentioned research problems we use established physiological and molecular techniques and gene/QTL mapping, phenomics, transcriptomics, and other ‘Omic’ methods in a systems biology approach.