Erin Sparks


Education

  • Postdoc – Duke University
  • Ph.D. – Cell & Developmental Biology – Vanderbilt University
  • B.S. – Biomedical Engineering – Northwestern University

Current Courses



Research

  • The Sparks lab aims to understand the development, morphology, function, and molecular regulation of shoot-borne brace roots in maize. The ultimate goal of this work is to match brace roots to their environment and improve plant production. To achieve this goal we employ multi-disciplinary approaches from molecular biology to engineering.



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Contact Information Erin Sparks

Assistant Professor of Plant Molecular Biology

Plant and Soil Sciences
Delaware Biotechnology Institute
15 Innovation Way
Newark, DE 19711
Phone: (302) 831-3428
Email: esparks@udel.edu