Erin Sparks

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Department of Plant and Soil Sciences

Erin Sparks

Assistant Professor of Plant Molecular Biology
 302-831-3428

Office location:
Delaware Biotechnology Institute
15 Innovation Way
Newark, DE 19711

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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.