How is a physical stimulus (such as light, gravity, hormones, and metabolites) perceived and integrated into a signal transduction pathway, and how are these cellular events regulated by the ubiquitin proteasome system?  Our research integrates cutting edge approaches from the fields of biochemistry, structural biology, molecular & cellular biology, and plant biology, to decode these sensing mechanisms and their signaling pathways.

Our ultimate goal is to decipher fundamental biological pathways from the atomic to organismal level, and develop innovative strategies for the benefit of agriculture, environment, and human health.