Ramin Yadegari - Associate Professor
We are interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms that regulate early reproductive development in flowering plants. Using molecular, genetic and computational approaches, we seek to decipher the gene regularity networks (GRNs) that control female gametogenesis and early seed development. A major goal of our current research is to understand the GRNs that control endosperm cell differentiation and function in maize. Endosperm is a major component of the seed, and is biologically and economically important. In all flowering plants, endosperm provides nutrients and signals to the embryo during seed development.