Sheila McCormick

Sheila McCormick

Adjunct Professor Emerita
Dept of Plant and Microbial Biology
(510) 559-5906
(510) 559-5678
Research Expertise and Interest
molecular biology, genetics, pollen, plant reproduction
Research Description

Molecular Biology of Plant Reproduction. My lab uses biochemistry, cell biology, genetics and molecular biology to study aspects of plant reproduction:

  1. Pollen tube growth: we characterize signal transduction pathways mediated through pollen-specific receptor kinases
  2. Pollen development and function: we characterize mutations that affect transmission through the male parent
  3. Gamete biology: we characterize sperm, egg, or embryo sac-expressed genes that may play roles in pollen tube guidance, gamete recognition or fusion

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