Research Interests of Faculty

Benedicte Bachelot, Assistant Professor, Columbia University (PhD 2015). Plant Community Ecology: plant dynamics, coexistence, mutualism, plant-insect interactions, global change biology.

Andrew Doust, Professor, University of Melbourne (PhD 1999). Plant Molecular Evolution: phylogeny, evolutionary genetics (QTL) and development of grasses.

Mark Fishbein, Professor, University of Arizona (PhD 1996). Plant Systematics and Evolution: phylogeny, speciation, hybridization, milkweeds, floristics, plant-insect interactions.

Yinghua Huang, USDA-ARS, Adjunct Professor, Michigan Technological University (PhD 1991). Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology: gene identification, genomics, and pest resistance.

Eric LoPresti, Assistant Professor, UC-Davis (PhD 2017): Plant ecology: pollination, herbivory, hybridization; evolution of sand verbenas.

Kay Scheets, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Kansas State University (PhD 1986). Molecular Biology: virology of cereal-infecting viruses; plant virus biodiversity.

Chris Wood, Clinical Instructor, University of Oklahoma (MS 1985). Research Support: molecular biology and plant physiology, instrumentation specialist.

Ming Yang, Professor, Ohio State University (PhD 1996). Molecular Genetics: cell cycle regulation and cellular morphogenesis in Arabidopsis thaliana.

Heejin Yoo, Assistant Proffesor, Purdue University (PhD 2014). Host plant immunity to microbial attack, systemic analysis of plant salicylic acid metabolism.