Dr. John McLaughlin

Dr. John McLaughlin

Biography

My background includes general biology (Moravian College), cytogenetics and quantitative genetics (University of Minnesota, advised by Ronald Phillips), and plant stress physiology (University of Delaware, advised by John Boyer). As a Research Associate in Professor Tumer's laboratory at Rutgers University, I have used yeast genetics to identify genes and pathways that impact both ricin (RTA) and trichothecene cytotoxicity. The goal of our current research is to identify plant genes that improve resistance to Fusarium graminearum which causes Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) disease in small grain cereals.

Title and Address:
Research Associate
Department of Plant Biology
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences,
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Primary Focus Area: Natural Products and Human Health

Contact Information:
Dr. John McLaughlin
Department of Plant Biology
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
59 Dudley Road, Foran Hall, Room 212A
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8520
Office Phone: 848-932-6274
mclaughj@rci.rutgers.edu