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Photomorphogenesis. Light shapes the seedling developmental program through modulation of a network composed of proteins, nucleic acids and small molecule hormones.
Independent of scale, from rainforests to embryos, biological networks depend on efficient communication between constituent parts. At the molecular-scale, cells use a web of interacting factors to translate the information encoded in chemical signals into changes in growth or identity. The Nemhauser Lab is interested in understanding how the architecture and dynamics of plant signaling networks allow for the effective processing of information about the extrinsic and intrinsic environment.

Three examples of projects exploring this challenging problem: