Plant Genetics

Barry, Cornelius

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

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

(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

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

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

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

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

Grumet, Rebecca

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shiu, Shin-Han

(Plant Biology) We are interested in questions related to genome and gene family evolution, environmental stress response and its evolution, transcriptional regulatory mechanisms and evolution using experimental, computational, and systems biological approaches. shius@msu.edu

Takahashi, Hideki

(Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) Molecular mechanisms of nitrogen and sulfur utilization in plants; root development, nutrient sensing, transport and metabolism. htakaha@msu.edu

Van Nocker, Steve

(Horticulture), Chromatin control of gene expression in plant development, histone code, transcription, epigenomics. vannocke@msu.edu