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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

Left to right, back: A Swearingen, A Muhammad, M Jackson, I Kreko, Z Wright, N Tharp, B Bartel, S Peng, A Weeks, D Muhammad
front: K Smith, I Knebel, G Buck, M Traver (not pictured: N Shad)

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

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