About My Research...
“My research in plant physiology/biochemistry/biotechnology deals primarily with the function(s) and metabolism of the ubiquitous non-proteinaceous amino acid known as 4-aminobutyrate (GABA). We study early stress- and development-specific responses of GABA metabolism and their interplay with various other metabolic and signaling pathways. State-of-the-art approaches are used to elucidate the biochemical and transcriptional control of GABA metabolism in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana, as well as important crop species. ”