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Plant Genetics

Barry, Cornelius Barry, Cornelius

(Horticulture), Biosynthesis and biochemical evolution of plant specialized metabolism. barrycs@msu.edu

Benning, Christoph Benning, Christoph

(Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and DOE Plant Research Lab), Biosynthesis, turnover, trafficking and function of lipids in photosynthetic organisms; genetics, genomics and engineering of algae and plants.benning@msu.edu

Buell, Robin Buell, Robin

(Plant Biology), Genome biology of plants including domestication, genetic diversity, pan-genome analyses and biochemical pathway discovery in model species, crops, and medicinal plants. buell@msu.edu

Chitwood, Dan Chitwood, Dan

(Horticulture & Computational Mathematics, Science & Engineering), We develop mathematical methods to describe complex phenotypes, in both plants and animals, measured using X-ray Computed Tomography. chitwoo9@msu.edu

Conner, Jeffrey Conner, Jeffrey

(Plant Biology), Plant/pollinator interactions; Mechanisms of adaptation and constraint; evolutionary, ecological, and quantitative genetics and genomics; natural and artificial selection; flower and weed evolution.conner@kbs.msu.edu

Day, Brad Day, Brad

(Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences), Molecular genetics and biochemistry of disease resistance in plants. bday@msu.edu

Ducat, Danny Ducat, Danny

(Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; and MSU/DOE Plant Research Lab), Molecular and synthetic biology approaches for the study of cyanobacterial core metabolism and redirection of photosynthetic pathways for the production of 'green' fuels and commodity products; mixed cyanobacteria-heterotroph microbial consortia. ducatdan@msu.edu

Farre, Eva Maria Farre, Eva Maria

(Plant Biology), Plant circadian clock and its role in plant growth and development. farre@msu.edu

Grumet, Rebecca Grumet, Rebecca

(Horticulture), Molecular genetics and genomics of plant development and disease resistance grumet@msu.edu

Hamberger, Bjoern Hamberger, Bjoern

(Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) An emerging field — synthetic biology — is attempting to broadly address the need for more nutritious food, improved prevention and treatment of diseases, renewable energy sources and protection for the environment. hamberge@msu.edu

He, Sheng Yang He, Sheng Yang

(Plant Biology & DOE Plant Research Lab), Molecular interactions between plants and pathogenic bacteria. hes@msu.edu

Hoffmann-Benning, Susanne Hoffmann-Benning, Susanne

(Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), The role of lipids and small molecules in intracellular and long-distance signaling in plant development and the response to environmental changes.hoffma16@msu.edu

Howe, Gregg Howe, Gregg

(Biochemistry and Molecular Biology & DOE Plant Research Lab), Hormone signaling for control of plant growth, defense, and energy partitioning. howeg@msu.edu

Hsu, Polly Hsu, Polly

(Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology) Using experimental and computational approaches to study genome-wide mRNA translation and identify novel peptides; plant responses under diurnal cycles and environmental stress; circadian rhythms. pollyhsu@msu.edu

Hu, Jianping Hu, Jianping

(Plant Biology & DOE Plant Research Lab), Molecular regulation of the dynamics of plant energy organelles peroxisomes and mitochondria. huji@msu.edu

Jiang, Ning Jiang, Ning

(Horticulture), The relationship of transposable elements and their host organisms; how transposable elements shaped their host genomes while amplifying themselves. jiangn@msu.edu

Josephs, Emily Josephs, Emily

(Plant Biology), Plant Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics. josep993@msu.edu

Lundquist, Peter Lundquist, Peter

(Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) Plant resilience to environmental stresses; chloroplast molecular biology, biochemistry, and molecular genetics; regulation of photosynthesis and plastid metabolism pklundqu@msu.edu

Montgomery, Beronda Montgomery, Beronda

(Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; and DOE Plant Research Lab), Molecular basis of organ-specific phytochrome responses in higher plants; Light-regulated development in cyanobacteria. montg133@msu.edu

Patterson, Eric Patterson, Eric

(Plant, Soil and Microbial; Sciences), Genome plasticity and evolution of weedy species. Patte543@msu.edu