Within the Biology department, projects in our lab involve collaborations with Bob Cleland (auxin and plant growth and development) and Toby Bradshaw (genetics of adaptation). Within the University, recent projects in our lab have included collaborations with the Ford and Kim labs in the College of the Environment. For several years we worked with

David Ford on a project aimed at understanding how modern corn hybrids tolerate density stress.

A new collaboration is underway with Minoru Taya, Mechanical Engineering on the mechanism of tendril coiling. We are always enthusiastic about collaborative projects, especially when they combine questions of growth physiology with those concerning genetics, adaptation, and plant responses to environmental stress.