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Andrew Leakey's Laboratory

James Fischer

James Fischer

Plant Biology

Ph.D., Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, 2020

James is currently working on teasing apart the stomatal development transcriptome in Sorghum, the association between leaf air space and stomatal development, and engineering improved water use efficient plants in the grasses. 

Research Interests:  Impacts of climate change on the physiologies and transcriptomes of crops and model plants, leaf structure (e.g. relationships between stomata and interior leaf air spaces) and the molecular pathways responsible for producing leaf structures (stomata, trichomes) in crops and model species. 

Personal Interests: Naturalist, Movie Buff and House Plant Enthusiast