Student Megan Kard growing Arabidopsis seeds in culture.

Dr. Susan Blauth

Blauth is interested in using molecular genetic tools to understand molecular and biochemical processes.  One of her projects centers on the formation of starch in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana.  By understanding starch synthesis, the amount of grain produced per plant could be increased or we may be able to create different forms of starch useful for food science and other industrial applications.