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. Using molecular, genetic and modeling approaches, our current research is centered on understanding how cells and tissues are patterned, epigenetic control of developmental processes, and how stem cell activity is regulated in plants. Additionally, part of our work focuses on biotechnological applications to improve agriculture.


November 26, 2023
Most of the lab gathered together (along with one cat) to celebrate Friendsgiving, complete with turkey, sides, and lots of pies!
September 8, 2023
Geoffrey, Benoit and Cintia give a terrific talk on the citrus project, explaining everything from how and why we are sequencing the Carrizo citrange genome, to how we have...
September 1, 2023
Megan joins the group as a postgraduate associate; she will be a great addition to the citrus team!