Plants convert solar energy into chemical energy through photosynthesis. In doing so, they provide all of the oxygen that we breathe and produce the sugars that form the basis of the global food chain.

The Kelly lab studies the biology of photosynthesis in plants, answering key questions about how it evolved, how it works, and how it is controlled. We study these questions with an overarching goal to engineer the crop plants of the future, and enable production to keep pace with global population increase.

If you are interested in joining our group please get in touch by including your CV and a short paragraph outlining the project area that you are interested in.