News!

  • We are recruiting students who want to do resarch for ABT301/395/396, PLS395, or BIO199/395/398. Please contact Dr.Tomo (tomo.k@uky.edu)!
  • Our collaborative land plant transcriptomic work is now in Nature Plants (7.12.2021)
  • Our collaborative soybean paper is now available in Journal of Crop Management. (7.1.2021)

Welcome to the Kawashima Laboratory!

Although many factors involved in seed development and seed sizes/numbers have been identified, the precise mechanisms of how plants accomplish seed development and control these seed traits are largely unknown.  Using the confocal microscopy real-time live-cell imaging approach, we are investigating the molecular mechanisms, cellular dynamics, and evolution of land plant sexual reproduction, especially focusing on stages from fertilization to early seed/embryo development. 

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F-actin in the Arabidopsis female gamete cell

Cyan: F-actin in the central cell, Yellos: central cell nucleus, Magenta: cell structures (Ali et al., PNAS, 2020)