Joanne Chory, PhD
HHMI Investigator Howard H. and Maryam Newman Chair
I joined the Salk in 1988 and have been an HHMI Investigator for the past 20 years. I am also an Adjunct Professor in the Biology Dept. at UCSD. During this time more than 100 students and postdocs have trained in my lab and most remain in academic science.
I received my PhD from the Max Planck Society in 2012 and joined the Chory lab in 2013. I am a fellow of the German Research Foundation (DFG). I am studying the role of transcription factors within the brassinosteroid (BR) signaling pathway with special emphasis on the biochemical and structural characterization of BZR1 and BES1 as well as their interaction with DNA.
I received my PhD in developmental genetics from the Rockefeller University, New York, in 2011. I joined the Chory lab shortly thereafter as an NIH Fellow. I am interested in how plant architecture is sculpted by its environment. Specifically, I am studying plant growth in response to shade light: which tissues in the plant sense shade, how this information is communicated to other organs, and how the responses of different cell types within the growing organ are coordinated.
I received my PhD in neurobiology from Northwestern University and joined the Chory lab in 2014. I am studying how plants collect and integrate signals from environmental light and temperature cycles to regulate developmental processes. My special emphasis is temperature sensing and the circadian clock.