Computer simulation (right) of cortical microtubule organization in a hypocotyl cell

We are part of the Biology Department and the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.

In the broadest sense, the Dixit lab is interested in the cell biology of plant cell morphogenesis. Our current focus is on how the cortical microtubule cytoskeleton dynamically organizes into complex patterns and how these patterns influence cell shape determination. We use the powerful model plant Arabidopsis thaliana and a combination of approaches ranging from single molecule to whole plant imaging as well as computer simulations to address these questions.

Contact us at:
Biology Department
Washington University in St. Louis
1 Brookings Dr, CB 1137
St. Louis, MO 63130.
Lab phone: (314)-935 9080