former postdoc; now research scientist at Monsanto | email


I am interested in the intersection between hormonal responses, plant development and chromatin remodeling.

Wu, M.F., Sang, Y., Bezhani, S., Yamaguchi, N., Han, S.K., Li, Z., Su, Y., Slewinski, T.L., and Wagner, D. (2012). SWI2/SNF2 chromatin remodeling ATPases overcome polycomb repression and control floral organ identity with the LEAFY and SEPALLATA3 transcription factors. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 109, 3576-3581.

Wu, M.F., and Wagner, D. (2012). RNA in situ hybridization in Arabidopsis. In Methods in Molecular Biology, J. Hailing, and W. Gassmann, eds. (New York, Humana Press), ), 883:75-86. Methods.

Sang, Y., Wu, M.F., and Wagner, D. (2009). The stem cell–chromatin connection. Seminars in  Cell and Developmental Biology 20, 1143-1148. Review.

Efroni, I., Han, S.K., Kim, H.Y., Wu, M.F., Sang, Y., Hong, J.C., Eshed, Y*., and Wagner, D*. (2013). Regulation of leaf maturation by chromatin-mediated modulation of hormonal responses. Developmental Cell. 24, 438-445. *corresponding authors

Yamaguchi, N., Wu, M.-F., Winter, C., Berns, M., Nole-Wilson, S., Yamaguchi, A., Coupland, G., Krizek, B., and Wagner, D. (2013) Auxin-mediated Initiation of the Flower Primordium. Developmental Cell 24, 1–12

Yamaguchi, A., Wu, M.F., Yang, L., Wu, G., Poethig, R.S., and Wagner, D. (2009). The microRNA-regulated SBP-Box transcription factor SPL3 is a direct upstream activator of LEAFY, FRUITFULL, and APETALA1. Developmental  Cell17, 268-278.

Miin does the most beautiful in situs, comes up with great new approaches and is an avid hiker.