Dr Rosemary White: understanding plant development
Dr Rosemary White investigates how plant development is controlled at the cellular level.
8 April 2011 | Updated 14 October 2011
Dr Rosemary White is involved in a range of projects focussing on regulation of plant development.
Her current projects include:
understanding cotton fibre growth and development
investigating the movement of gene silencing signals in plants (with Peter Waterhouse, University of Sydney)
regulation of seed germination
Dr White is Manager of the Microscopy Centre at CSIRO's Black Mountain laboratories in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.
Dr White is also Manager of the Microscopy Centre at CSIRO's Black Mountain laboratories in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.
Dr White completed a doctorate and subsequent Postdoctoral Fellowship on plant responses to gravity, both funded by the USA's National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Before joining CSIRO in 2000, her research focused on the regulation of plant development, in particular, how internal structural components of plant cells, the cell cytoskeleton, control cell growth and plant shape.
She also investigated the role of the cytoskeleton in regulating the movement of signals between plant cells.
Dr White has been awarded:
- Bachelor of Science (Botany) from theUniversity of Auckland, New Zealand
Master of Science (regulation of plant morphology) also from University of Auckland, New Zealand
Doctor of Philosophy (plant responses to gravity) from Utah State University, USA.
See a list of scientific papers published by Dr White on the next page.