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Research Interests
• B-chromosomes
• Genome Evolution
• Functional genomics
   - evolution of the C4 photosynthesis pathway
   - molecular mechanisms of drought and salinity stress tolerance
• Gene Regulation
• Epigenomics

Skills and Expertise
Laboratory Skills

•    Biochemical and Molecular Genetic Techniques:
Protein, DNA and RNA extraction, Two-dimensional gel electrophoresis, western, southern and northern blot, Cloning, DNA library construction, Methylation sensitive amplified polymorphism (MSAP), Cleaved Amplified Polymorphic Sequences (CAPS), chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP), Real-Time PCR
•    Bioinformatics:
Familiar with major Bioinformatics databases, some sequence analysis tools like LaserGene

•    Cytogenetics Techniques:
FISH, GISH, Immunostaining, RNA FISH