My research focuses on the molecular mechanisms that drive plant transition from the vegetative to the reproductive developmental phase in response to endogenous and environmental signals. When the shoot apical meristem initiates flower development, the stem tissue below the meristem develops to provide nutrients required to support inflorescence growth. Within CEPLAS, we combine state of art multi-omics, microscopy imaging and genetics approaches to reveal how florigens and anti-florigens orchestrate floral transition and inflorescence stem development.
Institute of Molecular Biology and Pathology
National Research Council
Dept. of Biology and Biotechnologies C. Darwin
University of Rome La Sapienza
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma, Italy