Creating knowledge for a

sustainable future

Creating knowledge for a

sustainable future

Welcome to the Argueso Lab at Colorado State University
   Plant Molecular Biology 
   Plant Hormone Biology
   Plant Systems Biology
   Molecular Plant Pathology

The work in our laboratory focuses on unraveling the molecular mechanisms by which plant hormones regulate plant immunity and plant growth, in the context of environmental change. We use genetics, transcriptomics and high throughput plant hormone quantification to understand how plants grow and adapt to both biotic and abiotic stresses.


We are located in the Department of Agricultural Biology, at Colorado State University, in Fort Collis, CO, USA. For more information about our department and university please see the links below:


Colorado State University


Department of Agricultural Biology




Latest News

June 2019: Hannah Berry and Alyx Shigenaga relive NIFA Pre-doctoral Fellowships 

December 2018 Hannah Berry receives the Outstanding Student Scholarship Award​  from the Cell and Molecular Biology Program at CSU


December 2018 Katy McIntyre receives the Ralph R. Baker Graduate Student Award for Research Excellence, as well as the Monty and Jeanice Harrison Outstanding Graduate Student Scholarship in Plant Pathology Research, for the second time!!

December 2018 Alyx Shigenaga receives the Tex Baker Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Plant Pathology, also for the second time!!

November 2018 Hannah Berry receives the Undergraduate Choice Top Scholar Award from the Graduate Showcase Graduate Student research competition at CSU


June 2018 The Argueso Lab has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant from the Molecular and Cellular Biology Division, Systems and Synthetic Biology cluster, to study plant hormone crosstalk

by Cris Argueso, 2019.