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.


January 18, 2021
We celebrate two lab milestones with a socially distanced get together; we welcome Corina as our newest lab member, and celebrate Fei’s birthday!
August 26, 2020
Ivy joins the Irish lab and rapidly passes her prospectus exam! Despite Covid restrictions, she is hitting the ground running, and embarking on her project to investigate...
August 6, 2020
Fei is lead author on our paper reporting on gene regulatory networks controlling stem cell arrest and concomitant thorn formation in Citrus.  Great job Fei! See https://...