Beautiful LED lights in the PGEC greenhouses
The lab November 2016
In front of the USDA-ARS-WRRC building. Harmon Lab, 2013.
The summer field. Photographer: Aaron Sluis
Carine Marshall & Frank Harmon extracting RNA

The Harmon lab studies the plant circadian clock and the processes it affects. In plants, the circadian clock regulates central plant activities, such as growth and reproduction, by controlling gene expression and protein activity. We are investigating multiple facets of the circadian clock: signaling pathways, clock-regulated processes, the function of individual clock components, and the structure of the circadian clock in different plant species. Our experimental systems are the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana and the crop plant Zea mays. We anticipate that our studies will contribute to a more complete understanding of the function of the plant circadian clock and provide tools to apply this knowledge in crops. 

Our lab is part of the Plant Gene Expression Center, which is a collaboration between the Agricultural Research Service of the US Department of Agriculture and the Plant and Microbial Biology Department of the University of California, Berkeley.

Welcome rotation student Dhruv Patel!

Dhruv Patel, who was an undergraduate at Cornell, is rotating in the Harmon Lab the beginning of Fall Semester 2016.

Carine Marshall's paper published in The Plant Cell!

Graduate student Carine Marshall's work on the warp2 mutant is published in The Plant Cell.

Welcome visiting masters student Vicki Hsieh-Feng

Vicki Hsieh-Feng, a student from National Taiwan University, is visiting the lab this fall.

Publication from Harmon Lab and Chen Lab NSF project!

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The work of Dominica Rohozinski, Harmon lab, and Dae Kwan Ko, Chen lab, is published in PLOS Genetics.

Undergraduate students continue research projects Fall Semester 2016

UC Berkeley undergraduate students Joyce Zhang, Kyle Lewald, and Chloe Bantock return to the lab this fall to continue their research projects.

Graduate student Claire Bendix graduates!

Graduation cake.
Claire Bendix, PMB graduate student, completed her PhD in December 2015.

Review published in Molecular Plant

The review is titled 'Circadian clock genes universally control key agricultural traits', and can now be found online.
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