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Cornelius Barry

Biochemical evolution of plant specialized metabolism

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Christoph Benning

Plant & algal lipid metabolism and transport


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Gregory Bonito

Fungal systematics; truffle biology; plant-fungal-bacterial interactions

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Kevin Childs

Bioinformatics, genomics and genome annotation

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Dan Chitwood

Plant morphology; quantification of shape and branching architectures

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Brad Day

Molecular biology of host-pathogen interactions

Doctor Danny Ducat

Danny Ducat

Cyanobacterial biology and biotechnology


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Patrick Edger

Plant genome evolution in the Rosaceae and Ericaceae

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Eva Farre

Plant & algal circadian clock; biology

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Erich Grotewold

Plant systems biology; Trafficking and the function of plant specialized metabolites

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Björn Hamberger

Plant pathway discovery for high-value compounds and Synthetic Biology

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Susanne Hoffmann-Benning

Plant growth and development is response to stress

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Polly Hsu

Translational regulation in plant responses to the environment

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Courtney Hollender

Plant developmental biology and physiology for advancements in tree fruit agriculture

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Gregg Howe

Regulation of plant anti-herbivore defense

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Jianping Hu

Peroxisome biogenesis and function

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Dan Jones

Mass spectrometric analysis of biological molecules

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Emily Josephs

Evolutionary genetics and genomics of plant natural variation

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Cheryl Kerfeld

Characterization of proteins involved in photoprotection in cyanobacteria

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Robert Last

Functional genomics of plant metabolism

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David Lowry

Plant speciation and evolutionary genomics

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Peter Lundquist

Plastoglobule & chloroplast biochemistry, proteomics

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Tim Miles

Small fruit and hop pathology


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Beronda Montgomery

Molecular basis of light responses in higher plants and cyanobacteria

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Chad Niederhuth

Function and evolution of plant genomes and epigenomes

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Eric Patterson

Weed genomics


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Danny Schnell

Organelle biogenesis and interactions.  Protein targeting and membrane biogenesis in plants

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Yair Shachar-Hill

Metabolic flux analysis of plant central metabolism


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Tom Sharkey

Biochemistry and biophysics of carbon assimilation and exchange with the environment

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Shinhan Shiu

Evolutionary and comparative genomics, machine learning


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Hideki Takahashi

Mechanisms of nitrogen and sulfur uptake and metabolism

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Addie Thompson

Maize genetics and genomics; high-throughput phenotyping


Robert vanBuren

Robert vanBuren

Genetic basis of plant adaptation.  Drought tolerance of underutilized crop species

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Berkley Walker

Photosynthesis and photorespiration



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Kevin Walker

Functional analysis of enzymes on biosynthetic pathways of plant-derived bioactive compounds

Marjorie Weber

Marjorie Weber

Ecological interactions between species and their impact on phenotypic evolution and diversification