The mission of our lab is to conduct high-quality research and provide first-rate training in a collegial, friendly atmosphere. We foster academic excellence by providing a stimulating environment for learning and research. We encourage creative thinking, engage in rigorous discussions, and promote and strive for collaborative research within and across disciplines.

We strive to maintain a dynamic research environment, a diverse group of individuals, and are interested in a collaborative research projects at the local, national and international level. We encourage you to contact us if you are interested in joining our group or would like to explore collaborative projects.


The overall theme of our research is to develop a better understanding of crop responses to their environment, and to translate that understanding into the development of efficient and sustainable cropping practices.

Production of sufficient food to sustain an increasing number of people on our planet in the face of global environmental changes is a tremendous challenge. Future food, feed, fiber and energy needs will require the development of plants and production practices that generate greater yields per unit area.

Our lab is interested in problem-solving research that addresses real-world issues. Group members conduct experiments at various scales and employ a broad range of techniques in the hope that we can contribute knowledge useful to address real problems.