Welcome to the Kierzkowski Lab

Our lab aims to uncover the molecular, cellular and tissue level mechanisms underlying organogenesis in plants. The lab’s expertise in growth tracking, 3D-image analysis, genetics, and biomechanics is applied to understand how growth, patterning, and tissue differentiation interact in mechanically connected tissues to produce a diversity of shapes in organs. We hope that our research will pave the way toward a unified understanding of the organogenesis in multi-cellular organisms.

The Kierzkowski lab is a part of the Plant Biology Research Institute, the product of a unique partnership between the University of Montreal and the City of Montreal. We are located in the Montreal Botanical Garden, one of the largest botanical gardens in the word.