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Bonnie Bartel
Ralph and Dorothy Looney Professor
Department of

Rice University, MS-140
6100 S. Main Street
Houston, Texas 77005

Research interests

Lab photos

Front: R. Llinas, C. Stevens, M. Traver, B. Caldwell, E. Greenough, K. Smith, A. Swearingen
Back: A. Woodward, S. Bradford, A. King, S. King, Z. Wright, D. Muhammad, B. Bartel
Not pictured: R. Dalal, J. Kim, H. Shen

We use genetic and cell biological approaches to elucidate peroxisome biogenesis, degradation, dynamics, and functions in the reference plant Arabidopsis thaliana

In the past, we have studied the roles of indole-3-butyric acid and auxin conjugates in auxin homeostasis, used auxin response mutants to understand hormone signaling and cross-talk, and used functional genomics to uncover targets and roles of plant microRNAs and to understand how and why plants synthesize diverse triterpenoids.

NAS biosketch - 2016
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor - 2006

Bioc 115 - Freshman Seminar in Local Biology (developed with HHMI support)

Arabidopsis links:
TAIR (The Arabidopsis Information Resource)
T-DNA Express at the Salk Institute (insertion lines)
American Society of Plant Biologists (Plant Cell, Plant Physiology)