Welcome to the Drakakaki Lab

Our research is focused on endomembrane trafficking in plant cells. We are particularly interested in trafficking pathways involved in cell wall biosynthesis and polysaccharide deposition. We employ multidisciplinary research approaches, including chemical genomics (the use of small molecules), organelle proteomics and genetics. Examples of small molecules include Endosidin 7 which affects specifically cell plate maturation. If you are interested in travelling into the plant cells please contact Dr. Georgia Drakakaki at gdrakakaki@ucdavis.edu, 530-752-1664, or stop by to visit our lab.