Research Interests (300 words)
I have a life-long interest in all things plants. As a scientist I study the molecular biology and biochemistry of plants. Since childhood I have been interested in plant classification, plant ecology, plant agriculture, gardens, home vegetable growing, farming, plant-insect relationships, plant diseases. In my free time I grow bonsai (my oldest is about 32 years old), as many different houseplants as I have window space to grow, I grow enormous amounts of vegetables and fruit in my garden, I am always on the lookout for plant fossils.