Erin Sparks

Assistant Professor

University of Delaware

15 Innovation Way
Newark, DE 19711

Phone: 302-831-3428

  • Postdoctoral Associate, Duke University, 2011-2017
    Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology, Vanderbilt University, 2011
    B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, 2006

Research Overview:

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.