The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Plant developmental biology

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

Charles Anderson
Assistant Professor of Biology

Michael Axtell
Professor of Biology

Discovery and characterization of plant microRNAs and siRNAs. Functions of microRNAs and siRNAs in the evolution of plant development. Genomics and bioinformatics of microRNAs, siRNAs, and their targets.

John Carlson
Professor of Molecular Genetics, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management
Director, Schatz Center for Tree Molecular Genetics

Molecular genetics, genomics and biotechnology of woody plants related to development, environmental stress, carbon sequestration and genome organization.

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.

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.

Teh-hui Kao
Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Chair, Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Plant Biology

Molecular, biochemical, and structural bases of the S-RNase-based self-incompatibility system in flowering plants. F-box protein-mediated ubiquitination and degradation of proteins.

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.

Tanya Renner
Assistant Professor of Entomology

Evolution of chemical and structural defense. Molecular evolution, evolutionary genomics, and transcriptomics. Origins and evolution of carnivorous plants.

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 effects of disease on the foraging behavior of vectors and their natural enemies.