Area of Expertise: Systems biology, Genomics, Cell-cell signaling, Self-incompatibility, Mitochondria biogenesis, Photosynthesis, and Chloroplast biology, Plant pathway biocuration, and gene-gene network modeling
The current research focus of Naithani lab is on development of the system-level models of crops and model plants of evolutionary importance by utilizing publicly available genomic data to understand how genetic diversity and a plant's immediate environment relate to yield, stress tolerance and quality traits. We implement a variety of approaches rooted in biochemistry, genetics, genomics, and bioinformatics to dissect complex interactions between a plant’s genetic, metabolic, and signaling networks. The long-term goal is to develop models in a probabilistic framework that can assess the impacts of abiotic stresses on the yield and quality traits of crop plants.
|2020||Callan Stowell (URSA Engage program, spring)|
|2019-2020||Daemon Aryck Dikeman (Honor’s Thesis)|
|2014-2016||Christina M. Partipilo|
|2014||Kelsey M. Nadeau|
|2013-2014||Eli N. Waddell|