Welcome to the Irish Laboratory

The broad interest of our group is in understanding the genetic and molecular mechanisms that control patterning processes in plant development, with a focus on characterizing organogenesis and growth in the Arabidopsis flower. We are also interested in the extent to which these pathways are conserved or have diversified in different flowering plant species.


March 21, 2019
Vivian gave an evening keynote address on ‘Citrus and the promise of genome editing’ for a diverse audience of ~600 people, all interested in helping to eradicate citrus...
December 22, 2018
Congratulations to Ruirui (Irish lab) and Daniel (Gendron lab) who both successfully passed their prospectus exams this week!
September 22, 2018
Enjoying morning coffee at our fall get together of MCDB undergraduates and faculty! We had a great turnout and lots of lively conversations– a few of us are shown here...