Siobhan Brady

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Associate Professor


Genome Center
Plant Biology

Offices and Labs

4513 GBSF


2005 PhD Developmental Biology University of Toronto
1999 BS Molecular Plant Biology University of Toronto

Research Contribution

The Brady lab studies the root of the model plant, Arabidopsis thaliana, which is ideally suited to understand the molecular processes that underlie how and when cells determine their identity. These features in combination with various genomic tools are used to map the network of interactions that turn on or off gene expression in individual tissues.

Research Interests

Genomics, Developmental Biology, Plant Biology, Systems Biology, Transcriptional Networks


NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, 2005-2008

Department and Center Affiliations

Genome Center
Plant Biology


American Society of Plant Biology
Society of Developmental Biology

CBS Grad Group Affiliations

Integrative Genetics and Genomics
Plant Biology
Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

Specialties / Focus

Plant Biology
  • Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Genomics


brady lab website


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  • Selected Publications

    Turco G, Kajala K, Kunde-Ramamoorthy G, Ngan, C-Y, Olson A, Deshpande S, Tolkunov D, Waring B, Stelpflug S, Klein P, Schmutz J, Kaeppler S, Ware D, Wei C-L, Etchells P, Brady SM. (2017) DNA Methylation and Gene Expression Regulation Associated with Vascularization in Sorghum bicolor.  New Phytologist. 214:1213-1229.

    de Lucas M, Pu L, Turco G, Gaudinier A, Morao AK, Harashima H, Kim D, Ron M, Sugimoto K, Roudier F, Brady SM. (2016)  Transcriptional Regulation of the Arabidopsis Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 Coordinates Cell Type Proliferation and Differentiation.  The Plant Cell. September 20.

    Taylor-Teeples M, Lin L, de Lucas M, Turco G, Toal TW, Gaudinier A, Young NF, Trabucco GM, Veling MT, Lamothe R, Handakumbura PP, Xiong G, Wang C, Corwin J, Tsoukalas A, Zhang L, Ware D, Pauly M, Kliebenstein DJ, Dehesh K, Tagkopoulos I, Breton G, Pruneda-Paz JL, Ahnert SE, Kay SA, Hazen SP*, Brady SM*. (2015) An Arabidopsis gene regulatory network for secondary cell wall synthesis. Nature.  517:571-5.  (*=Co-corresponding author.)

    Ron M, Kajala K, Pauluzzi G, Wang D, Reynoso MA, Zumstein K, Garcha J, Winte S, Masson H, Inagaki S, Federici F, Sinha NR, Deal R, Bailey-Serres J, Brady SM. (2014) Hairy root transformation using Agrobacterium rhizogenes as a tool for exploring cell type-specific gene expression and function using tomato as a model.  Plant Physiology.  May 27

    Ron M, Dorrity M, de Lucas M, Toal T, Hernandez RI, Little SA, Maloof JN, Kliebenstein DJ, Brady SM.  (2013) Identification of Novel Loci Regulating Inter-specific Variation in Root Morphology and Cellular Development in Tomato.  Plant Physiology.  162(2):755-68.

    Brady SM, Orlando DA, Lee JY, Wang, JY, Koch D, Dinneny JR, Mace D, Ohler U, Benfey PN.  (2007) Dominant Root Expression Patterns Revealed in a High-Resolution Spatiotemporal
    Expression Map.  Science.  318:801-806.