Dr. Chilperic Armel Foko Kuate

Research Focus

Varieties of a given crop species differ in details of anatomy and physiology, such as the abundances and activities of proteins in different cell types. A variety’s productivity will depend on environmental parameters such as temperature, rainfall, and soil type, such that different varieties are optimally productive in different environments. In this project, we aim to develop a computational framework that can quantify the interactions between plant anatomy and physiology and the growth environment. Our ultimate goal is a model that indicates genetic modifications that would optimize a given crop for an intended growth scenario.