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Bonnie Bartel
Ralph and Dorothy Looney Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Rice University, MS-140
6100 S. Main Street
Houston, Texas 77005
713-348-5602 (phone)
713-348-5154 (fax)

Research interests
Other lab photos

Back: M. Rinaldi, B. Bartel, A. Patel, W. Fleming
middle: Y.T. Kao, A. Woodward, P. Young
front: S. Burkhart, M. McDonnell, H. Zifar, K. Gonzalez, J. Park; not shown: M. Aragon, K. Burks

We use forward and reverse genetic approaches to elucidate peroxisome biogenesis and the functions of plant peroxisomes, conduct genetic analyses of the roles of indole-3-butyric acid and auxin conjugates in auxin homeostasis, and use auxin response mutants to understand hormone signaling and cross-talk.

In the past, we have used functional genomics approaches to uncover the targets and roles of plant microRNAs and to understand how and why plants synthesize diverse triterpenoids.

Freshman seminar course developed with support from the HHMI: Bioc 115 - Freshman Seminar in Local Biology
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor (press releases - Rice, HHMI)


Arabidopsis links:
TAIR (The Arabidopsis Information Resource)
T-DNA Express at the Salk Institute (insertion lines)
American Society of Plant Biologists (Plant Cell, Plant Physiology)