Welcome to the Pilon and Pilon-Smits Laboratories

Biology Department

Colorado State University Fort Collins, Colorado

lab 2012

Fort Collins, Colorado - Voted in the top 10 places to live in the US for many years in a row


Pilon lab questions: How do plants maintain copper and iron homeostasis? How do these metals reach the photosynthetic machinery?

Localization experiment for protein involved in iron sulfur cluster formation

Pilon-Smits lab questions: How and why do plants hyperaccumulate selenium, and how does it affect local ecology including the microbiome?

Seleniferous area in West Fort Collins, with Se hyperaccumulator Stanleya pinnata... and prairie dogs that avoid hyperaccumulators because of the Se


Pilon lab Publications

Pilon-Smits Publications



The lab outdoors