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Plant Molecular Biology (PMB) Track

Faculty Research Interests

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 Research


Photosystems and bioenergy Gary Brudvig
Plant-Insect Interactions John Carlson
Genetic diversity and genome engineering Stephen Dellaporta
Plant circadian clock and protein degradation Joshua Gendron
Plant development, stem cells and organogenesis Vivian Irish
Epigenetic regulation and genome engineering Yannick Jacob
Glycobiology and mass spectrometry Stacy Malaker
Metagenomics and bioremediation Scott Strobel