Daniel
Kierzkowski

Plant development and morphodynamics

Assistant professor
Department of biological sciences - University of Montreal
daniel.kierzkowski@umontreal.ca
514-343-2056

RESEARCH TOPICS


Understanding how organisms shape their bodies is a key question in biology. In our lab we are interested in plant development at the molecular, cellular and organ level. The expertise of the lab on quantitative growth analysis is applied to understand how biological forms are generated during development of plant organs. We aim to dissect how fine-tuning of gene actions, growth, patterning and tissue differentiation interact to produce divergent shapes. On the fundamental level, our objective is to integrate these different aspects of plant development into a comprehensive models of organogenesis to provide essential background for reasoning how plants shape their body.

Keywords: Plant development • Organ patterning • Live imaging of organogenesis • Organ growth tracking • Plant morphodynamics



STUDENTS AND STAFF


Research assistants
Émilie Échevin

Postdoctoral fellows
Hana Bertrand
Andrea Gomez-Felipe
Sylvia Sylveira

Ph.D. students
Constance Le Gloanec
Wenye Lin
Binghan Wang

M.Sc. students
Elvis Branchini



TEACHING


BIO-2372: Anatomie et morphogenèse des plantes