Frans Tax

Frans Tax

Professor

Degree(s)

  • BA Zoology, University of North Carolina
  • PhD Genetics, University of Washington
  • Postdoctoral training-University of Wisconsin
Research

Our major goal is to understand the mechanisms used by plants to specify and maintain cell fates, from stem cells to differentiated cell types. We are also interested in manipulating the architecture of crop plants using genetic means.

Interests

Plant development, especially stem cells and their differentiation into specialized cells
Application of developmental genetics to crop plants

Teaching

MCB 422 Problem solving using genetic tools (Fall and Spring)
MCB 546 Genetic and Molecular Networks (Spring)