Geoffrey Wasteneys, University of British Columbia

Botany Professor Vancouver, British Columbia geoffwas@interchange.ubc.ca Office: (604) 822-3480
(604) 822-4664

Bio/Research

Our lab is interested in understanding the mechanisms of cell division and expansion in plants. The microtubule cytoskeleton is a key player in governing these events. By influencing the properties of the cellulosic cell walls of plants, microtubules dictate the direction and location of cell exp...

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Bio/Research

Our lab is interested in understanding the mechanisms of cell division and expansion in plants. The microtubule cytoskeleton is a key player in governing these events. By influencing the properties of the cellulosic cell walls of plants, microtubules dictate the direction and location of cell expansion. Furthermore, since plant cells are glued together in place and thus cannot migrate, the timing, placement and direction of cell division is paramount in dictating organogenesis and development. Our lab is currently focused on elucidating the mechanisms of how microtubules in plant cells are organized, and how these different organizations affect cell expansion and division.



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