Wellcome to the Plant Development and Biotechnology Lab. We are interested in understanding how biotic and abiotic stresses in plants can modulate hormonal fluxes and signaling in order to adapt to less favorable conditions.
Plants are constantly exposed to changes in the environment. Being sessile organisms, they must have the capacity to respond locally to different stimuli in order to survive. Part of these responses is the modulation of the plant architecture. In the lab we work with the model plants Arabidopsis thaliana and Solanum lycopersicum and at the moment we are mainly focusing in root development. Experimentally we use different molecular biology and plant cell biology approaches and techniques. In the laboratory we have 3 key research topics: Hormonal signaling and abiotic stress, the cell wall and oxidative burst in stress responses and Biotechnological applications. For more details please check our Research page.