Molecular Biology

  • NameResearch Abstract

    Jörg Bohlmann

    Plant molecular biology, genomics and biochemistry. Natural products and chemical ecology of forest trees.

    Quentin Cronk

    The study of plant form using the techniques of comparative genomics, molecular developmental biology and evolutionary biology.

    Patrick Keeling

    Early eukaryote evolution, molecular phylogeny, protistology.

    Xin Li

    Utilizing a combination of molecular genetics, biochemical and genomics approaches to understand plant immunity and biological processes of the soilborne fungal pathogen Sclerotinia sclerotiorum

    Wayne Maddison

    Spider systematics and evolution.

    Patrick Martone

    Marine phycology; biomechanics of macroalgae.

    Laura Wegener Parfrey

    Microbiome of coastal marine organisms; eukaryotes in the microbiome

    Loren Rieseberg

    Adaptation, Domestication, Crop Evolution, Hybridization, Speciation, Weed Evolution

    Lacey Samuels

    Plant cell biology, cellular basis of secretion of plant cell wall components; lignification in xylem development; ABC transporters and cuticle secretion

    Liang Song

    plant genomics, environmental stresses, seed development, gene expression

    Curtis Suttle

    The biology of viruses that infect marine phytoplankton and bacteria, and the role of these viruses in population dynamics and geochemical cycles.

    Geoffrey Wasteneys

    Plant Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics; organization of the cytoskeleton and its role in cell wall formation, intracellular motility and growth anisotropy in the higher plant Arabidopsis thaliana and the characean algae; plant responses to abiotic and endogenous signals.

    Jeannette Whitton

    Plant molecular systematic and evolution; the evolution of asexual polyploid complexes in higher plants.

    Yuelin Zhang

    We are interested in how local resistance and systemic acquired resistance are regulated in plants.