Plant

Plant
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

(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

(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

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

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

(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

(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

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

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

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

Rebecca Grumet

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

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

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

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

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

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

(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

(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

(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

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