Applying for Funding
Symposia and Workshops
Finding a Lab
Join the EDEN Network
Participating Labs
Research Exchange Experiences
Steering Committee
Extavour Lab
lab profile


Lab ImageBob Franks

North Carolina State Univerisit
Campus Box 7614
Department of Genetics
Raleigh, NC 27695-7614


Taxa Studied: Plants
Techniques Employed: Quantitative PCR (qPCR), In Situ Hybridization, Sectioning for Histology
Research Description: The Franks' Lab is interested in the molecular mechanisms of Development. The majority of our present research efforts are in the model flowering plant Arabidopsis thaliana and is focused on the development of the female reproductive structure the gynoecium. The gynoecium, or seed pod, gives rise to ovules that when fertilized will become the seeds. We have also been working with Jenny Xiang in the Department of Plant Biology at North CArolina State University to study evolution of inflorescence architectures in the genus Cornus (dogwoods).
Lab Web Page: http://www4.ncsu.edu/~rgfranks/
Willing to Host Undergraduates: YES
Actively Seeking Undergraduates: NO
Copyright © 2010 EDEN Evo-Devo-Eco Network. All Rights Reserved. Site designed by Academic Web Pages.
EDEN Logo: Daniel Christianson. Logo Image: Frederike Alwes.