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Michael Groszmann

As part of the Evans lab, Michael will  be investigating ways of improving CO2 diffusion into and within mesophyll cells.

His primary focus will be understanding the biology of a subset of Aquaporin proteins termed COporins, which facilitate the transfer of CO2 across the membrane.  His main  goal is the development of superior COporin variants enabling more efficient CO2 diffusion and photosynthetic rates.  He will also be screening natural populations of Arabidopsis to identify genes defining mesophyll conductance.