Research Areas

To contribute effective solutions to global climate change, food shortages, rapid loss of biodiversity and new and evolving diseases that are threatening both the health of the planet as well as human health and well-being, graduate students in the PMB Track can study relevant topics in a wide range of research areas as listed below. In addition, graduate students are welcome to develop interdisciplinary projects combining several approaches and fields. 


Area of ResearchFaculty
Photosystems and bioenergyGary Brudvig
Innate immunity and secondary metabolismNicole Clay
Genetic diversity and genome engineeringStephen Dellaporta
Plant circadian clock and protein degradationJoshua Gendron
Metagenomics and plant pathologyJo Handelsman
Plant development, stem cells and organogenesisVivian Irish
Epigenetic regulation and genome engineeringYannick Jacob
Metagenomics and bioremediationScott Strobel
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