All Faculty Members List And Their Research Areas

This is the list of all Botany faculty members and their research areas. You can narrow down the list to specific research area by clicking the key word in the blue side bar navigation menu.

Name Research abstract
Keith Adams

Molecular and genomic evolution, genome duplication (polyploidy), duplicate gene evolution, evolution of gene regulation.

Amy Angert

Plant evolutionary ecology; geographic range limits and rarity; population dynamics and community structure.

Mary Berbee

Molecular phylogenetic studies of fungi and evolution of fungal life history stategies.

Craig Berezowsky

Teaching & Learning.

Joerg Bohlmann

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

Greg Bole

Teaching & Learning.

Gary Bradfield

Structure and dynamics of tidal marsh and coniferous forest vegetation, including disturbance responses at the community and landscape scales.

Jedediah Brodie

I study the ecology, evolution, and conservation of trees and vertebrates, particularly in tropical forests, with a particular focus on the impacts of stressors such as climate change and hunting on animal and plant populations and animal-plant interactions such as seed dispersal.

Liane Chen

Teaching & Learning

Sunita Chowrira

Teaching & Learning

Brett Couch

Teaching & Learning, Fungi

Quentin Cronk

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

Shona Ellis

Teaching & Learning, Biodiversity, Plant Biochemistry.

Naomi Fast

Genome evolution, spliceosomal intron evolution, parasitic adaptation - focusing on microsporidia, a highly derived group of parasitic fungi.

Sean Graham

Systematics and evolution of vascular plants, focusing on using DNA sequence data to infer relationships at deep and recent levels of seed plant, angiosperm and monocot phylogenetic history.

 

Paul Harrison

Ecology and Marine Biology.

George Haughn

Plant Developmental Genetics. Molecular genetics of seed coat development in Arabidopsis thaliana.

Michael Hawkes

Teaching & Learning, Systematics & Phylogenetics, Marine Biology, Algae.

Reinhard Jetter

Plant biochemistry, physiology and chemical ecology; molecular biology and enzymology of wax metabolism; chemical composition, physiological function and ecological roles of plant surface lipids.

Pam Kalas

Teaching & Learning

Patrick Keeling

Early eukaryote evolution, molecular phylogeny, protistology.

Jennifer Klenz

Molecular Biology, Teaching & Learning

Ljerka Kunst

Molecular genetic and biochemical studies of seed lipid and epicuticular wax metabolism and their regulation in Arabidopsis thaliana.

Brian Leander

Marine invertebrate zoology, protozoology, evolutionary morphology & phylogenetics.

Celeste Leander

Teaching & Learning

Jae-Hyeok Lee

Molecular genetics of sexual development in green algae, focusing on gene regulatory networks and cell wall assembly; Phylogenomics study of developmental mechanisms for the evolution of land plants from their green algal ancestors; Genetic engineering of algae for efficient carbon capture and biofuel production.

Xin Li

Utilizing a combination of molecular genetics, biochemical and genomics approaches to understand the natural resistance mechanisms of plants against microbial pathogens including fungi, bacteria, and viruses.

Wayne Maddison

Spider systematics and evolution.

Patrick Martone

Marine phycology; biomechanics of macroalgae.

Kathy Nomme

Plant Ecology - Interactions between native and introduced seagrass species.

Student Learning - Transitions to learning in university

Laura Wegener Parfrey

Eukaryotic microbial ecology in coastal environments; Eukaryotes in the microbiome.

Loren Rieseberg

Speciation, domestication, conservation biology, and weed evolution.

Abel Rosado

Characterization of ER-PM contact site components involved in plant stress tolerance

Lacey Samuels

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

Santokh Singh

Teaching & Learning, Molecular Biology, Plant Physiology.

Curtis Suttle

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

Philippe Tortell

Biological oceanography; carbon dioxide, and trace metal controls on marine phytoplankton and bacteria.

Michelle Tseng

Our lab investigates how biotic and abiotic factors shape rapid adaptation in ecological communites. We test ecological and evolutionary theory using laboratory and field experiments with freshwater communities, and with insects and their parasites.

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.

Kathryn Zeiler

Teaching & Learning, Molecular Biology

Yuelin Zhang

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