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Lab ImageVerónica S. Di Stilio

University of Washington
Department of Biology, BOX 351800
Kincaid 24
Seattle, WA 98195-1800

(206) 616-5567

Taxa Studied: Plants
Techniques Employed: Degenerate PCR, Quantitative PCR (qPCR), Sanger Sequencing, Bioinformatics/Sequence Analysis, In Situ Hybridization, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Transgenesis, Other, RNA interference(RNAi), VIGS (Viral Induced gene Silencing), a type of RNAi technique used in plants.
Research Description: The Di Stilio lab is broadly interested in the genetic basis of floral diversification. We focus on the comparative expression and function of floral transcription factors belonging to the MADS box (organ identity) and MYB (organ elaboration) families. Work is conducted mainly in the genus Thalictrum, a non-core Eudicot in the family Ranunculaceae with a variety of floral form and function. Keywords: MADS box, MYB, MIXTA, basal Eudicots, Ranunculaceae, breeding system, pollination, sex determination, dioecy, genome size, polyploidy.
Lab Web Page: http://faculty.washington.edu/distilio/
Willing to Host Undergraduates: YES
Actively Seeking Undergraduates: YES
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