Plant Breeding and Genetics
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Faculty involvement and their active research focus:

Stacy Bonos Plant breeding genetic improvement of turfgrass, switchgrass; disease resistance and stress tolerance
Chee-kok Chin Plant breeding, genetic improvement - Asparagus
Tiemi Curry Plant tissue culture to support the breeding programs
Juan Dong Plant cell and development/molecular genetics: cell polarity, asymmetric cell division, stomatal development; Arabidopsis
Chaim Frenkel Post harvest biology; cold stress; cell wall integrity and fruit ripening
Andrea Gallavoti Maize genetics and functional genomics; plant architecture, meristem development
Joseph Goffreda Plant breeding and genetic improvement of peach, apricot, nectarine and apple
Josh Honig DNA fingerprinting, sequencing, genotyping, marker-assisted selection, genetic linkage mapping to support breeding programs
Bingru Huang Turfgrass stress physiology/biochemistry/molecular biology
Eric Lam Epigenetics, duckweed, genomics technologies, programmed cell death regulators
Michael Lawton Functional genomics; mechanisms of stress tolerance
Tom Leustek Metabolic control and engineering of plant metabolism, sulfur assimilation, nutrition, sensing, amino acid biosynthesis and regulation
Pal Maliga Molecular biology, biotechnology, plant breeding, genetic improvement, plastid molecular biology
William Meyer Plant breeding and genetic improvement, turfgrass breeding,
Tom Molnar Plant breeding, genetic improvement, edible and ornamental tree crops; hazelnuts, dogwoods
Thomas Orton Plant breeding, genetic improvement, vegetable crops
James Simon Plant breeding, genetic improvement, new crop development, herbs, fruits and vegetables
Nick Vorsa Plant breeding, genetic improvement, cranberry, blueberry, polyphenolics

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