Welcome to the Cantu Lab in the Department of Viticulture &
Enology at the University of California, Davis.
We are a multidisciplinary research group interested in genomics of plant and microbes.
Biological systems can be better described as adaptive and environmentally responsive networks of highly connected nodes rather than as collections of rigidly defined linear biochemical pathways. We integrate principles of systems biology and quantitative genetics and use genomics and bioinformatics to dissect the molecular networks underlying complex traits in cultivated plants, including grape, tomato, and wheat.
Our research topics range from the evolution of pathogenicity in fungal plant pathogens, the relation between plant development and the association with microorganisms, and the molecular determinants of fruit development and ripening.
Interested in joining our group? We are interested in highly motivated new colleagues to expand our research group. Students and researchers at any level in their career (postdoc, PhD, MSc, BSc) and with outstanding training in plant molecular biology, genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, computer science, or statistics are invited to contact us at dacantu [at] ucdavis [dot] edu to discuss possible projects.