R.M. Parsons Laboratory
Environmental Science and Engineering

The primary focus of research in the Des Marais Lab is to understand the mechanisms of plant-environment interaction.

We use tools from molecular, quantitative and population genetics to identify the physiological basis of plant response to environmental cues, and ask how these mechanisms constrain or facilitate plant breeding and evolutionary change.
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Brilliant. Thanks! — 4 days 20 hours ago
Excellent, thanks! The workshop you ran at Duke back in ca. 2007 was the inspiration for this seminar! — 4 days 20 hours ago
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