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Plant Biology

Plant Biology

Life Sciences Addition
room 1002

Univ. of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

(530) 752-0617

Publications

Faculty

Primary Members

  • Dr. Siobhan Brady - Associate Professor (profile, lab website)
    • Dr. Brady’s lab focuses on analysis of transcriptional networks that regulate tissue development using a systems biology approach.
  • Dr. Anne Britt - Professor (profile, lab website)
    • Dr. Britt’s lab focuses on DNA repair, damage response, and recombination in plants.
  • Dr. Luca Comai - Professor (profile, lab website)
  • Dr. Savithramma Dinesh-Kumar - Professor and Chair (profile, lab website)
  • Dr. John Harada - Professor (profile)
    • Plant developmental biology, with emphasis on molecular, genetic, biochemical, and genomic dissection of embryo and seed development.
  • Dr. Stacey Harmer - Professor (profile, lab website)
    • Dr. Harmer's lab studies the molecular basis of plant circadian rhythms and the importance of these daily rhythms for plant growth and development.
  • Dr. Joel Ledford - LPSOE
  • Dr. Bo Liu - Professor (profile, lab website)
    • Dr. Liu's research involves:
      1. To understand how plants propagate by investigating molecular mechanisms that regulate cell division and cell enlargement.
      2. To solve the mystery of fungal growth and dissemination by establishing molecular basis of cellularization and sporulation in Aspergillus.
  • Dr. William Lucas - Professor (profile, lab website)
    • Dr. Lucas' lab studies the local and long-distance trafficking of non-cell-autonomous proteins and RNA complexes as signaling agents in the regulation of plant growth and development.
  • Dr. Julin Maloof - Professor (profile, lab website)
    • Dr. Maloof's lab studies light-regulated development and plant adaptation using forward, reverse, and quantitative genetics and genomics.
  • Dr. Sharman O'Neill - Professor (profile)
  • Dr. Neelima Sinha - Professor (profile, lab website)
    • Dr. Sinha's lab uses Genetics, Developmental Biology and Genomics to answer questions relating to the development and evolution of leaf form.
  • Dr. V. Sundaresan - Professor (profile, lab website)
  • Dr. Steve Theg - Professor and Vice Chair (profile, lab website)
    • Dr. Theg's lab studies protein translocation across biological membranes, with a focus on chloroplast membranes. Mechanism of multimeric protein complex assembly. Bioenergetics.
  • Dr. Philipp Zerbe - Assistant Professor (profile, lab website)
    • Dr. Zerbe’s lab studies the genetic and biochemical factors that contribute to the natural variation of specialized metabolism and enable plants to thrive in various ecological environments. Ultimately, we aim to translate this knowledge into bioengineering systems to meet the need of society for plant-based bioproducts.

Secondary Members

Affiliated

Emeritus

To contact any of the Emeritus Faculty, please call the Department of Plant Biology at (530) 752-0617.

  • Dr. Michael Barbour
  • Dr. David Bayer (profile)
  • Dr. Deborah Canington (profile)
  • Dr. Paul Castelfranco
  • Dr. Deborah Delmer (profile)
  • Dr. Emanuel Epstein (profile)
  • Dr. Richard Falk (profile)
  • Dr. Donald Kyhos
  • Dr. Terence Murphy - Professor (profile, lab website)
  • Dr. Tom Rost (profile, lab website)
    • The lab focuses generally on aspects of the anatomy and development of roots. We have recently initiated a project involving grapevines with respect to Pierce's Disease.
  • Dr. Alan Stemler (profile)
    • Biochemical and biophysical aspects of photosynthesis. Structural and functional properties of chloroplast thylakoid membranes. Mechanism of oxygen evolution, inhibition of electron flow by monovalent anions, and resistance to herbicides that target the thylakoid membrane.
  • Dr. Kenneth Wells