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Lucia Carol Strader

Professor of Biology
124 Science Drive, 3332 French Family Science Center, Durham, NC 27708


Normal plant morphogenesis and environmental responses require integrating multiple signals to modulate auxin responsiveness, biosynthesis, transport, and storage forms.  Auxin is a critical plant hormone, controlling both cell division and cell expansion and thereby orchestrating many developmental events and environmental responses.  Our research focuses on a molecular understanding of auxin signaling, auxin homeostasis, and auxin crosstalk with other hormones.  Understanding these molecular details will yield insight into strategies used by plants to alter growth in response to various environmental factors.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor of Biology · 2023 - Present Biology, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Associate Professor of Cell Biology · 2022 - Present Cell Biology, Basic Science Departments

Education, Training & Certifications

Washington State University · 2004 Ph.D.