Dep. Plant and Microbial Biology, PGEC, UC Berkeley
She is Adjunt Associate Professor at the Plant Gene Expression Center. She obtained her PhD in Molecular Biology by the University of Utah in 1995 for her work on Drosophila development, and then did a postdoctoral stay at Caltech (Pasadena, California) in the laboratory of Prof. Elliott Meyerowitz, doing pioneering work on plant stem cell biology. The goal of research in the Fletcher Lab is to determine the molecular mechanisms that maintain Arabidopsis shoot and flower stem cell reservoirs, and to understand the early steps of organ formation. Their approach involves a combination of genetics, molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry.
Pires et al (2014) ULTRAPETALA trxG genes interact with KANADI transcription factor genes to regulate Arabidopsis gynoecium patterning. Plant Cell 26:4345-61.
Fiume E, Fletcher JC (2012) Regulation of Arabidopsis embryo and endosperm development by the polypeptide signaling molecule CLE8. Plant Cell 24:1000-12.
Jun et al (2010) Comprehensive analysis of CLE polypeptide signaling gene expression and overexpression activity in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 154:1721-36.