Research Interests (300 words)
My interest resides in the largest organelle of a plant cell - the vacuole. I would like to study its biological function as a turgor provider for plant cells. How does a vacuole form? How do vacuoles fuse into one big center vacuole? How do ions come in and out of a vacuole? What regulates the ion transport? I'm also interested in cell biology, observing different fluorescent proteins under a laser scanning microscope.