Assistant Professor of Biology
Eberly College of Science
Email: 
cta3@psu.edu
Phone number(s): 
(814) 863-4736
Office Address: 
410 Life Science Building
PSIEE Research Theme: 
Future Energy Supply
Research Summary: 

Our lab studies plant cell wall dynamics, with the goal of informing efforts to produce sustainable food, materials, and bioenergy from plants. We use in vivo imaging and cell biological, molecular, biochemical, and genetic approaches in the model plants Arabidopsis thaliana and Physcomitrella patens to investigate three biological processes: de novo cell wall formation, cell wall modification, and cell wall degradation.