Simon Barak

Project: Grafting
Specialty: Molecular and systematic biology
The research in my lab focuses on understanding how plants regulate their responses abiotic stress. We have developed a novel systems biology-based screen for identifying genes that regulate Arabidopsis responses to multiple abiotic stresses including two genes that are involved in epigenetic gene silencing. We have also taken another approach to identify new stress tolerance determinants by studying stress-tolerant extremophile Arabidopsis relatives.