Elizabeth Haswell

​Associate Professor of Biology
PhD, University of California-San Francisco

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  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
  • CB 1037
  • ONE BROOKINGS DR.
  • ST. LOUIS, MO 63130-4899

Elizabeth Haswell is interested in how molecules and cellular structures perceive force. Her laboratory's work promises novel insight into the strategies used by both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells to sense mechanical stimuli such as touch, osmotic pressure, or gravity—signals that are crucial for the normal growth and development of plants.

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From our podcast:

Hold That Thought Podcast

The secret lives of plants

Elizabeth Haswell wants to change the way that people think about plants. What do scientists know about how plants sense their environment, and what remains a mystery? The answers may surprise you.