Department of Biology,
Wake Forest University
Prof. Gloria Muday is a Professor in the Biology Department at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, USA, where she also serves as Director of the Center for Molecular Communication and Signaling. Her laboratory studies lateral and adventitious root growth in Arabidopsis thaliana and Solanum lycopersicum (tomato). The Muday lab is exploring how the hormones auxin and ethylene modulate root development. Her lab uses genetic approaches to understand the cross-talk between auxin and ethylene signaling pathways including genome-wide transcriptional changes to identify gene products that may function in controlling root hormone responses and examination of the role of auxin transport in this cross-talk. They also study the role of flavonoids, plant secondary metabolites, in controlling root architecture and other aspects of plant growth and development.