The fundamental research interest of the Eunyu Kim lab is to comprehend how plants adapt to environmental stresses and employ this knowledge to enhance sustainable and climate-resilient crop development.

As plants have a sessile life cycle, they have evolved self-defense mechanisms to counteract environmental stresses through intricate signal networks. Therefore, comprehending stress response networks is crucial for advancing crop development that is both sustainable and resilient to climate change.

We are focusing on investigating the roles of stress genes in plant growth and development, utilizing the model plants Arabidopsis, rice, and tobacco. Through our work, we have discovered numerous novel stress-related genes and uncovered their biological functions.