Wisconsin Energy Institute

Sara Patterson

Sara Patterson

Professor, Horticulture




(608) 262-1543

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​Sara Patterson's research focuses on genetics, molecular biology, and biochemistry of plant development. Specific interests include understanding the mechanisms that regulate cell separation and adhesion using floral organ abscission in Arabidopsis as a model system. Patterson also has applied research projects on shattering in cold-hardy grapes and the orphan grain Digitaria exilis (fonio), an annual grass native to West Africa.