Dr. Anna Edlund

Research in my lab focuses on cell movements during sexual reproduction and early embryonic development. My current research is on pollination and pollen cell behaviors in flowering plants. After pollen grains are captured by a flower, pollen tubes emerge from the grains, carrying the sperm nuclei to the eggs deep within the female tissue. Studying the interplay between pollen grain structures, pollen tube behaviors and mating success has led us to questions about both biomechanics and evolution.

"It’s hard not to get excited about science when in the company of Anna Edlund...whose passion for the study of sperm, eggs, embryos, and sex manifests itself in surprising ways." - Lafayette College News