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Genetics and Molecular Biology researchers working in the Department of Plant Science at Penn State.
  • Professor of Horticultural Physiology


814-863-2252

  • Professor of Plant Stress Biology


814-863-2260

Areas of Expertise:
  • Root phenomics
  • Anatomical traits affecting water and nutrient acquisition
  • Genome-wide association studies
  • Root hairs
  • Professor of Maize Genetics


814-865-1159

Areas of Expertise:
  • Epigenetics
  • Genetics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant-pathogen interactions
  • Maize Genetics
  • Sorghum Genetics
  • Flavonoids
  • Phytoalexins
  • Plant-fungus interactions
  • Plant-insect interactions
  • Plant-Environment interactions
  • Professor of Plant Genetics


814-865-5408

Areas of Expertise:
  • Plant genetics and breeding
  • Molecular breeding
  • Biotic stresses
  • Abiotic stresses
  • Plant nutritional quality
  • Tomato
  • Professor of Plant Molecular Biology


814-863-7957

Areas of Expertise:
  • Plant Genomics and Genetics
  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • Theobroma cacao (cocoa)
  • Professor of Turfgrass Breeding and Genetics


814-863-9805

  • Professor of Plant Stress Biology


814-863-3542

  • University Distinguished Professor


814-863-2256

Areas of Expertise:
  • crop physiology
  • plant adaptation to abiotic stress
  • plant genetics
  • simulation modeling