Plant molecular biology and biotechnology
Faculty in the Plant Biology graduate program with research interests in Plant molecular biology and biotechnology
John CarlsonMolecular genetics, genomics and biotechnology of woody plants related to development, environmental stress, carbon sequestration and genome organization.
Professor of Molecular Genetics, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management
Director, Schatz Center for Tree Molecular Genetics
Majid FooladGenetic characterization of resistance/tolerance to biotic/abiotic stresses, and genes/QTLs contributing to tomato fruit quality. Investigation of genes/QTLs for directed crop improvement and germplasm enhancement. Tomato cultivar development & release.
Professor of Plant Genetics, Department of Plant Science
Mark GuiltinanPlant molecular and developmental biology. Starch biosynthesis. Tropical plant biotechnology. Plant-pathogen interactions. Biofuel feedstock production.
Professor of Plant Molecular Biology, Department of Plant Science
Director, Endowed Program in the Molecular Biology of Cocoa
Seogchan KangGenetic 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.
Professor, Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology
Teh-hui KaoMolecular, biochemical, and structural bases of the S-RNase-based self-incompatibility system in flowering plants. F-box protein-mediated ubiquitination and degradation of proteins.
Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Chair, Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Plant Biology
Cristina RosaPlant Virology, interaction of plant viruses with their insects as vectors and with their plant hosts. Virus evolution, exploration of plant viromes, viral co-infections, effect of climate change on viral resistant breaking strains. Use of nanotechnologies for virus detection and virus disease management.
Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology