University of Delaware
15 Innovation Way
Newark, DE 19711
Postdoctoral Associate, Duke University, 2011-2017
Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology, Vanderbilt University, 2011
B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, 2006
The Sparks lab aims to understand the development, morphology, function, and molecular regulation of shoot-borne brace roots in maize. The ultimate goal of this work is to match brace roots to their environment and improve plant production. To achieve this goal we employ multi-disciplinary approaches from molecular biology to engineering.