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 5, 2020
Vivian and Josh are featured in the Daily Nutmeg, in a column discussing the new YSB greenhouse. Thanks to Kathy Czepiel for a great writeup! For more see the article at:...
March 4, 2020
We celebrated the opening of the new, state-of-the-art YSB rooftop greenhouses with a fruit-themed party for the whole department. We have amazing growth spaces with a wide...
December 11, 2019
We say farewell to Ning, who is retiring from Yale after 28 years. We wish her all the best on this next phase of her life!