Nora Flynn

Chen lab: Through the interdisciplinary training provided by Plants3D, I will learn to partner my research in plastid transcriptomics with efforts to increase crop productivity, particularly in the face of augmented stresses caused by climate change. I am interested in exploring heterogeneity in plastid gene expression, splicing, and RNA editing by developing a method for single-plastid RNA sequencing. This challenge merges molecular biology and bioinformatics and may be applied to guide more efficient plastid engineering. I plan to build science communication techniques to expand my teaching skills and encourage a new scientific generation.