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Hsu, Polly
Hsu, Polly

(Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)

Using experimental and computational approaches to study genome-wide mRNA translation and identify novel peptides; plant responses under diurnal cycles and environmental stress; circadian rhythms.

pollyhsu@msu.edu

Cornelius Barry
Cornelius Barry

(Horticulture), Analysis of the genetic mechanisms that regulate development and ripening of fleshy fruits and the biochemical evolution of plant specialized metabolism in the Solanaceae.barrycs@msu.edu

Christoph Benning
Christoph Benning

(Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), Biosynthesis, turnover, trafficking and function of lipids in photosynthetic organisms; genetics, genomics and engineering of algae and plants.benning@msu.edu

Robin Buell
Robin Buell

(Plant Biology),  Genomics of plants and plant pathogens. buell@msu.edu

Jin Chen
Jin Chen

(Plant Biology; and MSU/DOE Plant Research Lab)  Bioinformatics, as well as its interface with machine learning and algorithms. jinchen@msu.edu

Jeffrey Conner
Jeffrey Conner

(Plant Biology), Plant/pollinator interactions; Mechanisms of adaptation and constraint; evolutionary, ecological, and quantitative genetics and genomics; natural and artificial selection; flower and weed evolution.conner@kbs.msu.edu

Yuehua Cui
Yuehua Cui

(Statistics and Probability), Statistical genetics/epigenetics; QGenetic association studies, gene network inference, gene-gene and gene-environment interactions, Methylation and ChIP-seq data analysis.cui@stt.msu.edu

Brad Day
Brad Day

(Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences), Molecular genetics and biochemistry of disease resistance in plants. bday@msu.edu

Dean DellaPenna
Dean DellaPenna

(Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), Plant biochemistry, especially relating to phytochemicals of importance to human nutrition, and structural and functional aspects of the plant cell wall. dellapen@msu.edu

Eva Maria Farre
Eva Maria Farre

(Plant Biology)  Plant circadian clock and its role in plant growth and development. farre@msu.edu

Rebecca Grumet
Rebecca Grumet

(Horticulture), Molecular genetics of plant development and disease resistance. grumet@msu.edu

Kyung-Hwan Han
Kyung-Hwan Han

(Forestry), Molecular biology of secondary growth (i.e., wood formation) Transcriptional regulation of secondary wall biosynthesis Molecular biology of drought tolerance.hanky@msu.edu

Sheng Yang He
Sheng Yang He

(Plant Biology & DOE Plant Research Lab),  Molecular interactions between plants and pathogenic bacteria. hes@msu.edu

Susanne Hoffmann-Benning
Susanne Hoffmann-Benning

(Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), The role of lipids and small molecules in intracellular and long-distance signaling in plant development and the response to environmental changes.hoffma16@msu.edu

Gregg Howe
Gregg Howe

(Biochemistry and Molecular Biology & DOE Plant Research Lab), Hormone signaling for control of plant growth, defense, and energy partitioning. howeg@msu.edu

Jianping Hu
Jianping Hu

(Plant Biology & DOE Plant Research Lab), Molecular regulation of the dynamics of plant energy organelles peroxisomes and mitochondria. huji@msu.edu

Ning Jiang
Ning Jiang

(Horticulture), The relationship of transposable elements and their host organisms; how transposable elements shaped their host genomes while amplifying themselves. jiangn@msu.edu

David Lowry
David Lowry

(Plant Biology) Genetic and genomic mechanisms of ecological adaptations and how those adaptations contribute to the formation of new species. dlowry@msu.edu

Beronda Montgomery
Beronda Montgomery

(Biochemistry; Molecular Biology; and DOE Plant Research Lab),  Molecular basis of organ-specific phytochrome responses in higher plants; Light-regulated development in cyanobacteria. montg133@msu.edu

Katherine Osteryoung
Katherine Osteryoung

(Plant Biology), Mechanisms and regulation of chloroplast division in plants, and cell division in cyanobacteria. osteryou@msu.edu