Welcome to the Gehring Lab!

The goal of our research is to understand how epigenome dynamics modulate plant growth and development. Epigenetics refers to heritable information that influences cellular function but is not encoded in the DNA sequence itself. We use genetic, genomic, and molecular biology approaches to study aspects of epigenomic reprogramming, primarily in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. We focus on the interplay among repetitive sequences, DNA methylation, and chromatin structure in these dynamic processes.