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Welcome to the Lukens Laboratory

Our primary research interest is to understand the causes of genetic variation within plant populations, concentrating on those traits important for crop plant improvement. We are especially interested in the mechanisms that contribute to variation in mRNA abundance and the effects of this variation on important traits. We also study the genetic basis for the field performance of elite maize. Our work couples global genome and transcriptome analyses with controlled environment and field trait assays.