Faculty

Kathleen Brown

Professor of Plant Stress Biology

Regulation of root development. Root responses to edaphic stress. Identification and genetic mapping of traits for adaptation to edaphic stress.

Liana Burghardt

Assistant Professor; Huck Early Career Chair of Root Biology and Rhizosphere Interactions
Plant-microbe-climate interactions; the evolution and ecology of legumes and nitrogen-fixing rhizobia; the genomic basis and environment dependence of root, nodule, and mutualism traits; GWAS/transcriptomics/evolve & resequence…

Michela Centinari

Assistant Professor of Viticulture

Erin Connolly

Professor and Head of Plant Science

Molecular mechanisms of micronutrient transport. Iron uptake and compartmentalization. Metal ion homeostasis

Estelle Couradeau

Assistant Professor of Ecosystem Science & Management

Sharifa Crandall

Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology

Soilborne disease dynamics and management in managed and natural systems; microbial community ecology with a focus on fungi and oomycetes; the influence of plant stress on microbiomes; improving plant and soil health

Francisco Dini-Andreote

Assistant Professor of Plant Science

Microbiome, plant-microbe interactions, and community ecology. Harnessing the plant microbiome to enhance protection against biotic and abiotic stresses.

Luis Duque

Assistant Research Professor of Storage Root Physiology

Jesse Lasky

Assistant Professor of Biology

Ecological and evolutionary genomics, genetic and ecophysiological basis of adaptation to environmental stress, evolutionary ecology of biological complexity.

Carolyn Lowry

Assistant Professor of Plant Science

Jonathan Lynch

Director of the Center for Root and Rhizosphere Biology; Distinguished Professor of Plant Nutrition

Plant adaptation to nutrient and water stress. Global change. World hunger. Root biology.

Ruairidh Sawers

Assistant Professor of Plant Response to Abiotic Stress

Local adaptation and stress tolerance in crop plants and their wild relatives; plant nutrition; arbuscular mycorrhizae; maize genetics and genomics.