Welcome to the Maloof Lab


The Maloof Lab is in the Department of Plant Biology at the University of California, Davis.

Research Overview

Because plants are rooted in place they have a remarkable ability to withstand a wide range of environmental conditions.   They do so by altering their growth, development and physiology to suit their current environment.  We are interested in determining the genes and mechanisms underlying this fascinating phenotypic plasticity and how the genetic pathways have changed over time to allow adaptation to different environments.

To achieve these goals we use molecular and quantitative genetics and genomics techniques coupled with bioinformatics and statistical analyses.  We work with the tomato species complex, Brassica rapa, and Arabidopsis.