331 Emerson Hall
The research interests of the Rose lab are centered on the structure, function and metabolism of plant cell walls and their pivotal roles in growth, development and interactions with pathogens. Additionally, cellulosic cell walls represent a central component of the biofuels industry, as well as providing the building blocks for a broad range of plant-derived products.
The Rose research group has been developing a suite of functional genomics and proteomics tools to advance cell wall research; identifying and characterizing novel cell wall proteins with diverse and currently unknown and unexploited functions. We are now developing a more comprehensive catalog and functional inventory of the plant cell wall proteome, or secretome, using fruit development and ripening, and potential bioenergy crops and two key experimental systems. Our lab is also heavily invested in sustainable biofuels research, developing analytic methods for profiling wall composition and bioethanol potential of diverse feedstocks. We are taking a lead role in coordinating biofuels research among Cornell plant scientists.