Agriculture is one of Canada’s biggest industries. In the face of climate change, we need more durable crops.
My research focuses on the molecular mechanisms that control plant growth – specifically on plant stomata, the cellular interface between plants and the atmosphere.
The number and distribution of stomata on a leaf’s surface greatly affects how efficiently photosynthesis takes place as well as the way plants use water.
Plants uptake carbon dioxide for photosynthesis through stomata. During this process, water molecules are released.
Understanding this relationship is the key to engineering a future with more robust, sustainable crops.
My name is Jin Suk Lee and I’m an assistant professor in the Department of Biology and the Concordia University Research Chair in Plant Science and Biotechnology.
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