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 corresponding signaling pathways.

our overarching goal is to decipher those fundamental biological pathways at various levels, ranging from the atomic scale to the complex interactions within organisms. Through our investigations, we aim to not only deepen our understanding of these fundamental processes but also develop innovative strategies that can have a profound impact on agriculture, the environment, and human health.