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Rick Field

Ph.D. Candidate

Office:  Miller Plant Sciences, Rm 2203


Research Interests

My research focuses on investigating how aspects of genetic regulation and genome organization influence plant water-use-efficiency. Using a comparative genomics approach and three closely-related species of Yucca L. as my model system, I am specifically interested in the way circadian changes to chromatin accessibility modulate genes involved in crassulacean acid metabolism, a water-saving mode of photosynthesis.

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