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University of Massachusetts Amherst

Institute for Cellular Engineering

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Magdalena Bezanilla

Associate Professor, Biology
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
(413) 545-2885
bezanilla@bio.umass.edu
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Molecular Control of Plant Cell Growth, Cytoskeletal Basis of Cellular Morphogenesis

Our research focuses on understanding how proteins within the cell direct and regulate plant cell growth and morphogenesis. We are particularly interested in the role of regulators of the filamentous actin cytoskeletal network and have pioneered the use of moss to show that regulators of actin dynamics are critical for proper cell growth.

 

Research Interest

Potential Application

Plant Cell Growth

Optimized biofuels feedstocks

Cytoskeletal Control of Cell Shape and Function

Optimized anti-pathogenic crops

 

 

 

 

University of Massachusetts
Institute for Cellular Engineering
686 North Pleasant Street
159 Goessmann Laboratory
Amherst, MA 01003