• Dr. Claudio Stasolla
  • 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



  • PhD,  University of Calgary, Canada


  • PLNT 3400  Plant Physiology
  • PLNT 4550 Developmental Plant Biology
  • PLNT 7420  Advanced Plant Science Seminar Series


Research interests

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.

Current research projects

  • Changes in epigentic landscape in hypoxic root cells
  •  Fate acquisition of stem cells in the root meristem during drought and hypoxia
  •  Cell-specific changes of transcriptome in roots exposed to low oxygen stress



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