Stephen L Dellaporta, PhD

Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Departments & Organizations

Plant Development

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Plant Molecular Biology

Office of Cooperative Research


Prof. Dellaporta studied at the University of Rhode Island (1972-76), Iowa State University (1976-78) and at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (1978-81). His postdoctoral studies in plant molecular genetics were conducted at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (1981-83). He has held positions of Staff Scientist at Cold Spring Harbor (1983-86), Assistant (1986-89), Associate (1990-96) and Full Professor (1996-present) in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University. His research program has focused on the molecular genetics of maize, rice and grasses, including contributions to the understanding of transposable elements, functional genomics and plant development. He has co-authored numerous publications in scientific journals such as Cell, Nature, Science, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sciences, and Genetics, among others, and has served on the scientific advisory panels at the National Institute of Health, the National Science Foundation and the United States Department of Agriculture. Dr. Dellaporta is currently a member of the Board of Control of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.

Education & Training

PhD Worcester P. Institute, Biomedical Sciences (1981)
BS University of Rhode Island (1976)
Postdoctoral Associate Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

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Stephen L Dellaporta, PhD
Mailing Address
Dept MCD Biology, Yale UniversityP.O. Box 208104
New Haven, CT 06520-8104