The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Environment and stress plant physiology

Faculty in the Plant Biology graduate program with research interests in Environment and stress plant physiology

Robert Berghage
Associate Professor, Department of Plant Science

Environmental plant physiology. Controlled and modified environments for plant growth. Eco-roofs, rooftop greening, and other uses of plants in distributed stormwater management systems.

Kathleen Brown
Professor of Plant Stress Biology, Department of Plant Science

Regulation of root development. Root responses to edaphic stress. Identification and genetic mapping of traits for adaptation to edaphic stress.

Surinder Chopra
Professor of Maize Genetics, Department of Plant Science

Regulation of flavonoid biosynthesis during plant development and plant-pathogen interaction. Epigenetic regulation and allele specific patterns.

Erin Connolly
Professor and Head, Department of Plant Science

Molecular mechanisms of micronutrient transport. Iron uptake and compartmentalization. Metal ion homeostasis

Daniel Cosgrove
Eberly Chair and Professor of Biology

Mechanism of plant growth. Function and evolution of expansins. Biochemistry and rheology of plant cell walls. Growth responses to light, hormones, and water stress and other stimuli.

Wayne Curtis
Professor of Chemical Engineering

Regulation and signal transduction in plant secondary metabolism. Phytoremediation of hydrocarbons. Commercial chemical production in plants and plant tissue culture.

David Eissenstat
Professor of Woody Plant Physiology, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management

Plant physiological ecology. Root biology and physiology. Plant carbon and nutrient economies.

Seogchan Kang
Professor, Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology

Genetic and cellular mechanisms underpinning plant-fungal interactions with Arabidopsis thaliana and Fusarium oxysporum as a model system. Molecular genetics and comparative genomics of fungal plant pathogens. Bioinformatics.

Jesse Lasky
Assistant Professor of Biology

Ecological & evolutionary genomics, genetic and ecophysiological basis of adaptation to environmental stress, evolutionary ecology of biological complexity.

Jonathan Lynch
Distinguished Professor of Plant Nutrition, Department of Plant Science

Plant adaptation to nutrient and water stress. Global change. World hunger. Root biology.

Hong Ma
Professor of Biology
Huck Distinguished Research Professor of Plant Molecular Biology

Plant reproductive development and cell biology. Plant molecular evolution and angiosperm phylogenomics. Plant functional genomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics.

Sally Mackenzie
Lloyd and Dottie Huck Chair for Functional Genomics
Professor of Biology    
Professor of Plant Science

Organelle biology and cellular specializations. Plant epigenetics, memory and phenotypic plasticity. Crop epigenetic breeding.

Andrew Stephenson
Distinguished Professor of Biology

The impact of inbreeding by plants on organic volatile production, herbivory and the establishment and spread of diseases. The effects of disease on the foraging behavior of vectors and their natural enemies.

Yinong Yang
Professor, Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology

Signal perception and transduction in rice-pathogen interactions; Molecular and genomic strategies for increasing disease resistance and drought tolerance in cereal crops.