Dr. Tamar Avin-Wittenberg's Lab

Dr. Tamar Avin-Wittenberg


Studying Plant Metabolism

The Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences

“My group’s research area is nutrient remobilization in plants. We use Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GCMS) to analyze the composition of small molecules and check how plants break down compounds from one tissue to be used as building blocks in other  tissues. These are easily measured using GCMS, and in the future we will also use the machine to examine the rate in which metabolites are produced and degraded, which is a closer approximation of the actual metabolism of the cell.”

                           - Dr. Tamar Avin-Wittenberg