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Gary L. Altman
Teaching Instructor

Horticultural Therapy, People-Plant Relationships, Rehabilitation Counseling, Vocational Rehabilitation, Vocational Evaluation and Return to Work Coordination, Green Industry Job Development/Job Placement

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Sonia Arora
Teaching Instructor

Medicinal plants, ethnopharmacology, structural bioinformatics, computer aided drug design, nutraceuticals, natural products & human health

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Faith Belanger
Associate Professor

Plant pathology/molecular biology/biotechnology: turfgrass molecular biology; endophyte interaction, fungal endophyte/grass interaction

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Joan W. Bennett
Distinguished Professor

Fungal Genetics, Mycology, Mycotoxins, Volatile Organic Compounds

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Thierry E. Besancon
Associate Extension Specialist in Weed Science
609-726-1590 Ext. 4442

Plant Protection and Biotic and Abiotic Interactions

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Stacy Bonos

Plant breeding and genetic improvement; perennial grasses for turf and biofuel; inheritance of disease resistance and stress tolerance; molecular and traditional breeding approaches

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Raul I. Cabrera
Associate Extension Specialist in Nursery Production & Management

Sustainable Agricultural Systems

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Ming-Yi Chou
Assistant Extension Specialist

Turfgrass Pathology, microbial ecology, multi-omic, fungicide efficacy

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Tiemi N. Curry
Research Associate

Plant tissue culture/biotechnology: plant cell, tissue and organ culture – research development and production; plant micropropagation, for selected, highly valued Rutgers hybrid breeding programs

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Rong Di
Associate Research Professor

Molecular biology/biotechnology: molecular biology, biotechnology, nutraceuticals, biofuel

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Juan Dong

Plant cell and development/molecular genetics: cell polarity, asymmetric cell division, stomatal development and patterning

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Edward Durner
Associate Professor

Plant management: applied physiology; statistics; CSA management, student farms, organic food production, Physalis production, statistical analysis

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Matthew Elmore
Associate Extension Specialist

Weed science in turfgrass, landscapes, pastures and forages

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Joel Flagler
County Agent

People-plant relationships: horticultural therapy, ornamental horticulture

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Andrea Gallavotti
Associate Professor

Plant development/molecular biology: maize genetics and functional genomics; plant architecture; meristem development

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Thomas J. Gianfagna

Postharvest pathology and physiology of fruit and cut flowers; Plant natural products and human health, endophytic fungi, mechanisms of disease resistance

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Joseph Goffreda
Associate Professor
609-758-7311 ext. 13

Plant breeding and genetic improvement: peach, nectarine, apple, and apricot breeding

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Ann B. Gould
Associate Extension Specialist, SEBS - Dean of Academic Programs

Plant pathology: woody and herbaceous ornamental crop pathology

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Serpil Guran
Courtesy Professor

Food-Energy-Water Nexus and Waste synergy by promoting integration of organic waste into development of closed-loop bio-economy

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Joseph Heckman
Extension Specialist in Soil Fertility

Plant management: Soil, soil fertility, soil testing, mineral nutrition, plant health, organic farming, organic farming history, compost, traditional food systems

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Bradley I. Hillman

Plant pathology/molecular biology/biotechnology: plant and fungal virology; fungal molecular biology; biocontrol

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Joshua A. Honig
Assistant Research Professor

Plant molecular biology/plant breeding: DNA genotyping, DNA fingerprinting, DNA sequencing, genetic linkage mapping, and marker assisted selection (MAS), turfgrass breeding

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Bingru Huang
Distinguished Professor
732-932-9711 ext. 302

Turfgrass stress physiology/biochemistry/molecular biology

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H. Rodolfo Juliani
Part-Time Lecturer

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Donald Kobayashi
Professor, Department Chair

Plant bacteriology: biological control; bacterial genomics; bacterial/fungal interactions; biotechnology

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Norman Lalancette
Associate Extension Specialist in Tree Fruit Pathology

Plant pathology: tree fruit pathology; epidemiology and plant disease control

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Eric Lam
Distinguished Professor

Epigenetics; programmed cell death; stress tolerance; renewable biomass; duckweeds; RNA therapeutics

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Michael Lawton
Associate Professor

Disease Resistance, Fungal and Bacterial Pathogens, Fusarium Head Blight, Toxins, Programmed Cell Death, Physcomitrella patens, Functional Genomics.

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Thomas Leustek

Metabolic control and engineering of plant metabolism, sulfur assimilation, nutrition, sensing, amino acid biosynthesis and regulation

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Xiao-Ping Li
Associate Research Scientist

Mechanisms of cellular toxicity of ricin and Shiga toxins. Fragment based antidotes development against ricin and Shiga toxins

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Desmond Lun
Courtesy Professor

Bioinformatics, systems biology, metabolic engineering

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Pal Maliga
Distinguished Professor

Molecular biology/biotechnology/ plant breeding and genetic improvement: plastid molecular biology

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John E. McLaughlin
Assistant Research Professor

Yeast genetics, plant pathology, trichothecene mycotoxins, ribosome inactivating proteins

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Paul Meers
Assistant Teaching Professor, Undergraduate Program Director, Biotechnology

Membrane dynamics and intercellular vesicle transport (including membrane fusion; protein-lipid interactions): drug delivery/transfection technologies, nanotechnology, biofilms, spectroscopic assays and imaging

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Thomas Molnar
Associate Professor
848) 932-6330

Plant breeding and genetic improvement; ornamental and edible tree crops with a current focus on large-bracted dogwoods and hazelnuts

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Xenia Morin
Associate Teaching Professor, Undergraduate Program Director, Agriculture and Food Systems

Food systems studies. Local through global food production and its ability to respond to climate change while maintaining health, the environment and economic sustainability.

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James A. Murphy
Extension Specialist

Turfgrass management, turf edaphology, adaptation of turfgrass species and cultivars to traffic stress

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Peter Oudemans
609-726-1590 ext. 4420

Plant pathology: blueberry/cranberry, Colletrotrichum physalospora coleophoma, GIS, NEWA

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Nrupali Patel
Assistant Teaching Professor, Director, Undergraduate Program in Plant Science

Plant Pathology, Molecular Biology, bacterial-fungal interactions, emerging plant bacterial diseases

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Ilya Raskin
Distinguished Professor

Biotechnology/phytochemistry/natural products/dietary supplements/functional foods/plant diversity/pharmacognosy/international development/biodiversity

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Mark Gregory Robson
Distinguished Professor, Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Education for Rutgers University—New Brunswick and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies

Pesticide toxicology, human and ecological risk assessment

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Stephanie Rossi
Research Associate

Turfgrass abiotic stress physiology; plant biochemistry and metabolism, biotechnology

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Gina M. Sideli
Assistant Professor

Plant breeding and genetic improvement; cranberry and blueberry; classical and molecular breeding; genomics and phenomics

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James E. Simon
Distinguished Professor

Plant diversity/natural products/plant breeding and genetic improvement: new crop development, plant domestication of high value crops, NonTimber Forest Species, sustainable development of indigenous resources

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Lena Struwe

Global plant diversity and evolution, biogeography and spatial patterns, historic and contemporary ethnobotany and sustainable bioprospecting of natural products

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Nilgun Tumer
Distinguished Professor

Molecular biology/biotechnology/biochemistry: molecular biology; cellular translation; viral infection

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Daniel L. Ward
Associate Extension Specialist in Pomology and Associate Research Professor

Pomology - cultural practices and crop management for fruit crops

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James F. White Jr.

Plant pathology; symbiosis; endophytic microbes; nutritional endosymbiotic systems; associative nitrogen fixation

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Qing-Li Wu
Associate Research Professor

Natural products chemistry and plant medicine

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C. Andrew Wyenandt
Extension Specialist in Vegetable Pathology

Phytophthora capsici and anthracnose fruit rot control in bell and other peppers, cucurbit powdery and downy mildew control, fungicide resistance management, fungicide resistance guidelines, basil downy mildew control

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Mark Zander
Assistant Professor

Plant (epi)genomics, plant immunity, plant hormone signaling, transcriptional regulation, plant stress responses

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Ning Zhang

Fungal biodiversity, phylogenetics and genomics; microbiomes associated with turfgrass and bioenergy plants; and molecular diagnosis of plant pathogens.

Faculty Emeriti

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Jerry Baron

IR-4 Project
Plant management/plant pathology: horticultural crop pest management

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Chee-Kok Chin

Plant diversity/natural products/plant breeding and genetic improvement: asparagus improvement; bioactive fatty acids

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Bruce Clarke

Plant pathology: turfgrass pathology, ectotrophic root infecting fungi

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Hugo K. Dooner

Plant Breeding and Genetics section
Molecular biology/biotechnology: functional genomics; homologous meiotic recombination analysis in maize

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Zane R. Helsel
Emeritus Extension Specialist in Agriculture Energy

Sustainable Agricultural Systems
Agriculture Energy, Field and Forage Crop Production

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Melvin Henninger

Plant management: plant management: potato and vegetable crop horticulture

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Harry W. Janes

Sustainable Agricultural Systems
Plant management: controlled environmental agriculture; plant environmental interaction

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Gojko Jelenkovic

Molecular biology/biotechnology: transgenic plants; gene isolation; gene characterization

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Brad Majek

Plant Plant Protection and Biotic and Abiotic Interactions section
Plant management: vegetable and fruit weed control

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William Meyer

Plant breeding and genetic improvement: turfgrass breeding

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David R. Mears

Plant management: controlled environmental agriculture; greenhouse systems

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Elwin R. Orton

Woody ornamentals plant breeding, primarily those of Ilex (hollies) and Cornus (dogwoods)

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Thomas Orton

Plant breeding and genetic improvement: vegetable crops; extension in value-added systems development

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John Sacalis

Plant diversity/natural products: cut-flower postharvest physiology; turfgrass endophytes; natural products

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Nicholi Vorsa

Plant breeding, genetic improvement, fruit quality, polyphenolics, blueberry and cranberry breeding, genetic mapping

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Barbara Zilinskas

Plant Protection and Biotic and Abiotic Interactions
Molecular biology/biotechnology: molecular biology and physiology of the response of plants to environmental stress; oxidative stress and antioxidant protective mechanisms; genetic modification of turfgrass species