Anna Dobritsa

Assistant Professor, Molecular Genetics
Faculty

Anna Dobritsa is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Molecular Genetics. She studies plant reproduction and development and uses genetics as a tool to understand molecular mechanisms of interesting biological phenomena. In particular, her lab studies formation of pollen walls, which are beautiful and functional structures that protect sperm cells inside pollen grains. We use this process as a model to address questions of how cells form complex extracellular materials and how they decide which surface regions should be covered with these materials and which regions should be protected from their deposition.

Areas of Expertise
  • Cell wall formation in plant pollen grains
Education
  • Ph.D., Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, 2003 Yale University , New Haven, CT
  • M.S., Summa Cum Laude in Molecular Biology, 1995 Moscow State University , Moscow, Russia

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Phone:
(614) 688-2197
015 Rightmire hall
1060 Carmack Rd 43210
Columbus, Ohio 43210