The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Plant cell biology

Faculty in the Plant Biology graduate program with research interests in Plant cell biology

Charles Anderson
Associate Professor of Biology

Sarah Assmann
Waller Professor of Biology

Molecular biology of plant G-proteins and kinases. Phytohormone regulation of signal transduction and RNA processing. Second messenger regulation of ion channels in plant cells.

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.

Ying Gu
Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Mechanism of cellulose biosynthesis in higher plants. Genetic modification of plant cell wall to scale-up biofuel production.

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.