Dr Stephanie Kerr

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science
+61 7 336 51520


My research investigates how hormones regulate plant developmental processes, specifically how strigolactone signaling regulates shoot branching. Strigolactone is a recently discovered plant hormone that regulates many developmental processes, including shoot branching, most likely in response to environmental stimuli. The molecular mechanisms by which strigolactone regulates shoot branching is still unresolved, and my research has focused on elucidating these mechanisms by studying the genetic pathways that are regulated by strigolactone.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Queensland


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Book Chapter

  • Kerr, Stephanie C., Gaiti, Federico and Tanurdzic, Milos (2019). De novo plant transcriptome assembly and annotation using illumina RNA-seq reads. In Julia A. Chekanova and Hsiao-Lin V. Wang (Ed.), Plant long non-coding RNAs: methods and protocols (pp. 265-275) New York, NY, United States: Springer Nature. doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-9045-0_16

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