Samuel Leiboff

Assistant Professor
leiboffs [at] oregonstate.edu

Research Way Laboratory Building

Research Way Laboratory Building 2028

Research Way Laboratory Building 4575 SW Research Way

Research Way Laboratory Building
4575 SW Research Way
Corvallis, OR 97333

 

Leiboff Lab

The Leiboff Lab uses quantitative techniques to understand plant development. We are interested in understanding the way the plant assembles its leaves and flowers and the dynamic changes in shape and molecular activity that happen on the way.

 

Our Research

From the tallest tree to a grain of rice, plants use dynamic genetic pathways to create fantastic and useful structures. The Leiboff Lab uses quantitative techniques to understand plant development. We are interested in understanding the way the plant assembles its leaves and flowers and the dynamic changes in shape and molecular activity that happen on the way. We work with natural variants and classic mutants of maize (Zea mays subsp. mays) and its close relative, sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) and investigate developmental programs across scales, from the activity of individual cells... all the way to groups of related species. We use a combination of molecular genetics, genomics, and computational biology to find data-driven answers to complex developmental questions. Our work involves three major categories of experiments:

  1. Comparative transcriptomics: RNA sequencing across development 

  2. Quantitative genetics: QTL, GWAS, and other gene mapping techniques

  3. Image processing: Microscopy, anatomy, and morphometry

 

Lab Website

https://leiboffdoesresearch.github.io/

 

Profile Field Tabs

At OSU
Affiliated with: 
Ag Botany / Plant Path
My Publications