Associate Professor, Salk Institute
Dr. Law received her Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Biophysics from Oregon State University in 2001 and her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2006 where she investigated RNA editing in Trypanosome brucei. Dr. Law’s post-doctoral research focused on understanding the roles of small RNAs in targeting DNA methylation and gene silencing in Arabidopsis thaliana and was supported by a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award from the NIH. In September of 2012, Dr. Law joined the Plant Biology program at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies as an Assistant Professor where she continues to focus on epigenetics and other chromatin-based processes. In 2015, Dr. Law received the Hearst Foundation Developmental chair and was named a Rita Allen Foundation Scholar. In 2019, Dr. Law was promoted to Associate Professor and joined CRoPS Project Leadership Team as part of the Harnessing Plants Initiative recently launched at the Salk Institute.