Our goal is to provide basic knowledge and technology towards the improvement of crops, poverty and hunger reduction, water resource management, sustainable international development, and climate change on a meaningful scale.
We believe that Agricultural Biotechnology is one of the best tools that can be used to positively impact these needs on a meaningful scale. We have a focus on the use of Arabidopsis and other model species to advance research with tropical crops such as Theobroma cacao, (The Chocolate Tree) and Jatropha curcus, a biofuel feedstock plant.
Our Core Research Areas:
- Plant Development
- Regulation of Gene Expression
- Mechanisms of Plant Defense Responses
- Key Metabolic Pathway
- Genetic Transformation
- Starch Biosynthesis
- Crop Improvement
The Guiltinan lab has been active at Penn State since 1991 as part of the Penn State Department of Horticulture. The lab is currently housed in the Plant Science Center on the 4th floor of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences Building.
Two New Manuscripts Published in Same Week!
December 5, 2013
Visiting Scientists from West Africa
September 13, 2013
US Secretary of Agricuture Tours Plant Science Labs
June 11, 2012
June 30, 2011