Gallavotti Lab

Gallavotti Lab is awarded a collaborative grant on auxin signaling

Andrea Gallavotti, Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant Biology at the Waksman Institute, is a Co-PI of a recently awarded five-year collaborative grant. The project, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and titled “Genomic and Synthetic Approaches Linking Auxin Signaling Modules to Functional Domains in Maize”, seeks to understand how auxin signaling regulates the formation of specific functional domains in maize inflorescences (http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1546873).

Dr. Gallavotti earns NSF award for latest research initiative

Andrea Gallavotti, Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant Biology at the Waksman Institute, was awarded a five year grant by the National Science Foundation totaling $976,300.

Faculty Profile: Dr. Andrea Gallavotti

Before moving to the Waksman Institute, Andrea Gallavotti was an Assistant Project Scientist at the University of California-San Diego, working in the laboratory of Professor Robert Schmidt at the Section of Cell and Developmental Biology. As a post-doctoral researcher, Andrea worked on several genes regulating maize inflorescence development in the lab of Robert Schmidt at the University of California-San Diego, as well as in the lab of David Jackson at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Andrea received his Ph.D.

Dr. Andrea Gallavotti

Principal Investigator

Our research is aimed at understanding i) how pluripotent meristematic cells are formed during development; ii) how meristem fate and organ initiation are regulated; iii) the role of the plant hormone auxin in shaping plant architecture and regulating meristem function (www.auxinevodevo.org); iv) the molecular mechanisms of plant domestication and evolution.