Center for Plant Cell Biology


Patricia Springer, S

Professor of Genetics

Patricia Springer

 Mailing Address:

Botany and Plant Sciences
Genomics Building /3107B
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521

Phone: (951) 827-5785
Fax: (951) 827-4437
Email: patricia.springer@ucr.edu


PhD 1992 Purdue University
BS 1985 University of Minnesota

College/Division Affiliation:

College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Center/Inst Affiliation(s):

Center for Plant Cell Biology

Areas Of Expertise:

Plant Developmental Biology; Molecular Biology; Gene Regulation; Leaf Development

Awards / Honors:

1999-2004  NSF Career Award

Research Summary:

Research in the Springer lab focuses on understanding the molecular events that regulate the development of leaves and other lateral organs that initiate from the shoot apical meristem (SAM), a group of undifferentiated cells at the growing shoot tip. Coordination of several different processes, including cell division, expansion and differentiation, is required for proper formation of lateral organs. At the molecular level, many genes have been shown to play important roles in the regulation of organ initiation and patterning. In particular, antagonistic relationships between transcription factors expressed in the SAM and transcription factors expressed in organ primordia are important for the establishment and maintenance of distinct SAM and primordia domains. We are interested in understanding mechanisms that control the formation of a boundary between the SAM and organ primordia. We study several transcription factors that are expressed at organ boundaries in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana.

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Selected Publications:

List of publications from HubMed

Lab Personnel:

Jablonska, Barbara
Staff Research Associate —
Diaz, Jessica
Graduate Student Researcher —
Luscher, Elizabeth
Graduate Student Researcher —
Koble, Robert
Graduate Student Researcher —
Skarlupka, Jessica
Graduate Student Researcher —
Palos, Kyle
Undergraduate Student Researcher —

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Center Information

Center for Plant Cell Biology
Botany & Plant Sciences Department
2150 Batchelor Hall

Tel: (951) 827-7177
Fax: (951) 827-5155
E-mail: genomics@ucr.edu