NEWS: We are in the process of updating our website. We are working on exciting new projects about the maize cuticle and maize pathogen response. Stay tuned!


Laurie Smith's lab in the Section of Cell and Developmental Biology at UCSD studies mechanisms of plant cell division and growth. Much of our work has focused on the maize leaf epidermis, pictured above stained with Toluidine Blue O. Click on Research, Publications and People to find out more about us and our work!