Professor, Department of Plant Science
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
315 Agriculture Building
66 Dafoe Road
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada
Dr. Stasolla's research focuses on understanding how plants respond to conditions of abiotic stress, including hypoxia (low oxygen) and water deficit. The lab is especially interested on the function of Phytoglobins, heme-containing proteins able to scavenge nitric oxide, which increase tolerance during stress. Understanding the molecular processes through which these proteins influence the behavior of cells is critical for dissecting and elucidating the mechanisms underpinning the responses of plants to sub-optimal environmental conditions. This work uses Arabidopsis as a model and relevant crop species including canola, maize and soybean.