Principal Investigator

Ikram Blilou, PhD

Professor in Plant Science​​​​​​​

Research Interests: Root system architecture, Root development, Pattern formation, Gene regulatory networks, Live imaging, Cell biology, Adaptation to desert conditions

Postdoctoral Fellows

Wouter Smet

Postdoc

Research Interests: Plant development, Asymmetric cell division, Protein-protein interaction, Abiotic Stress, Calotropis procera

Paula Nicole Oyarce

Postdoc

Research Interests: Metabolomics, Abiotic Stress, Cell wall analysis, Molecular biology

Himanshu V. Patankar

Postdoc

Research Interests: Date palm biology, Salinity, Abiotic Stress, Transcriptome

Gwendolyn K. Kirschner

Postdoc

Research Interests: Plant development, Bioinformatics, Cell and molecular biology, Live imaging, Root development

Shyam Gundu

Postdoc

Research Interests: Plant development, Genetics, Gene regulatory networks, Cell biology

PhD Students

Pepijn Bais

PhD Student

Research Interests: FRET-FLIM, Plant development, Cell biology, Confocal Microscopy

Fatimah Aljedaani

PhD Candidate

Research Interests: Date palm biology, Genome editing technologies

Louai K. Alidrissi

PhD Student

Research Interests: Gene regulatory networks, Live imaging, Plant development

Vinicius M. Lube

PhD Candidate

Research Interests: Root system architecture, Live imaging technologies, Phenomics, Automation

Yang (Sunny) Zhang

PhD Candidate

Research Interests: Mechanism regulating plant defence trade-off

Masters Students

Tatiana Castillo Hernandez

Masters Student

Research Interests: Cell and molecular biology, Genome editing technologies, Developmental Biology, Plant Physiology

Jose Kenyi Gonzalez Kise

MS/PhD Student

Research Interests: Bioengineering, Bioinformatics, Cell and molecular biology

Research Group Staff

Xinjing Xu

Lab Support

Junyue Yao

Lab Support

Yasha Zhang

Lab Support

Trang Minh Dinh

Lab Support