Our research interests focus on the genetic, molecular and biochemical understandings of plant development through plant-environment interactions. We are particularly interested in the epigenetic regulation of the floral transition by environmental cues, such as temperature. The molecular nature of this environmentally-induced epigenetic change has been a fascinating question in plant biology. Changes in Histone modifications, non-coding RNAs, and chromatin conformation are involved in this epigentic switch. Therfore, we seek to understand this environmentally-induced epigenetic switch in plants as a model system to study gene regularoty mechanisms in eukaryotes.