Plant steroid hormones called Brassinosteroids (BRs) signal to regulate plant growth, development and response to environmental stresses. BRs signal to regulate the BES1/BZR1 family transcription factors (TFs), hundreds of BR-Related Transcription Factors (BR-TFs), and thousands of target genes. However, our understanding of how this steroid hormone controls thousands of genes to regulate these processes is incomplete. Together with the Yin lab we are using an integrated genetics, genomics, and proteomics approach to establish and experimentally test a comprehensive Arabidopsis Gene Regulatory Network (GRN) governing BR-regulated growth and stress responses.
Funding Organization: NSF
Duration: 08/15/2018 to 07/31/2021