Faculty Advisor

Vidali, Luis


Understanding how plant cells adapt dynamically to changes in the environment is a fundamental problem of plant biology. Under many conditions, plant cells respond to environmental changes by modifying their intracellular organization. A critical example of intracellular re-organization is chloroplast photo-relocation, which is required for optimal energy harvesting and avoiding photodamage. A key system responsible for the spatial organization of intracellular components is the microtubule cytoskeleton and its associated motor proteins, kinesin 4 and 7. We are testing the hypothesis that kinesin 4 and/or 7 is important for chloroplast photo-relocation.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2016


Biology and Biotechnology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


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Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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