The Center conducts fundamental research in plant molecular biology. Principal Investigators are elucidating the signal transduction pathways responsible for the perception of environmental and cellular cues. Research programs include disease resistance, light perception, the circadian clock, vegetative growth, and reproduction. Essential genes and the networks within which they operate are elucidated using molecular, genetic and biochemical approaches
PGEC researchers are members of the PMB department and research opportunities are available in PGEC labs for graduate and undergraduate students.