Vivian Irish

(Leave of absence Spring 2015) Prof Mol Cell & Dev Bio

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development

Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Center for RNA Science and Medicine, Yale

Plant Development

Research Interests

developmental genetics; Arabidopsis; evolution of development


  • B.A., Wesleyan University, 1980
  • Ph.D., Harvard University, 1986

Selected Publications

  • Abraham MC, Metheetrairut C, Irish VF. 2013. Natural variation identifies multiple loci controlling petal shape and size in Arabidopsis thaliana. PLoS One. 8:e56743
  • Huang T, López-Giráldez F, Townsend JP, Irish VF. 2012. RBE controls microRNA164 expression to effect floral organogenesis. Development. 139:2161-9.
  • Irish VF. 2010. The flowering of Arabidopsis flower development. Plant Journal 61: 1014-1028


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