Torii, Keiko

Faculty Profile

First Name: 
Keiko
Last Name: 
Torii
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Title: 
Professor
Primary Institution: 
UW
Department/Division: 
other
Department/Division: 
Biology
Mail/Box #: 

351800

Office Location: 

HCK 544

Office Phone: 
(206) 221-5701
Research

Research Summary: 

The Torii Lab studies stem cell renewal, cell-cell communication, and functional tissue patterning during Arabidopsis organ morphogenesis and stomatal development.

Development and regeneration of multicellular organisms rely on cell-cell interactions that specify cell fate. Within the context of developmental programs, individual cells receive and interpret "positional cues" and undergo proliferation and differentiation in an orderly manner. Because of the presence of cell walls, plants achieve tissue and organ morphogenesis in the absence of cell migration.

How can plant cells make fate decisions and coordinate differentiation within the context of multicellularity? We address such fundamental questions in developmental biology through integrated and cross-disciplinary approaches that include genetics, systems biology, bionanomaterials science and protein biochemistry, and live imaging.

Short Research Description: 
stem cell, receptor signaling, and patterning in plants
Areas of Interest: 
Cell Signaling & Cell/Environment Interactions
Developmental Biology, Stem Cells & Aging
Gene Expression, Cell Cycle & Chromosome Biology
Genetics, Genomics & Evolution
Keywords: 
<p> Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Genetics, Molecular Genetics, Plant Genetics, Plant Physiology or Morphology, Plant Sciences, Arabidopsis, Cell Proliferation, Developmental Genetics, Organ Morphogenesis, Receptor-like Kinase, Signal Transduction</p>
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