Affiliated Faculty

Thomas Björkman

Thomas Björkman

Associate Professor, Horticulture
Contact: Horticulture Science, Geneva Station
Developmental physiology; environmental regulation and root development


Alan Collmer

Alan Collmer

Professor, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Contact: 308 Plant Science, 607-255-7843
Functional genomics of bacterial-pathogen interactions


Elizabeth Earle

Elizabeth Earle

Professor, Plant Breeding and Genetics
Contact: 514 Bradfield Hall, 607-255-3102
Tissue culture; gene transfer; disease and insect resistance; cytoplasmic male sterility


Susheng Gan

Susheng Gan

Professor, Horticulture
Contact: 119 Plant Science, 607-255-6088
Genomics, regulation and biotechnology of senescence; post-harvest biology


Maria Harrison

Maria Harrison

Professor, BTI
Contact: 405 Boyce Thompson Institute, 607-254-6472
Arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis; plant phosphate transport and nutrition; root biology


Lee Kass

Visiting Professor, Plant Biology
Contact: 440 Mann Library Building, 607-255-2131
History of botany; Plant reproductive biology; Plant biodiversity; Herbarium curation; Tropical biology; Tropical ecology


Andre Kessler

Andre Kessler

Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Contact: E445 Corson Hall, 607-254-4219
Molecular, chemical ecology; plant-insect and multitrophic interactions; responses to herbivory


Dan Klessig

Dan Klessig

Professor, BTI
Contact: 223 Boyce Thompson Institute, 607-254-4560
Plant-virus interaction; signal transduction in defense responses; salicylic acid signaling


Sondra Lazarowitz

Sondra Lazarowitz

Professor, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Contact: 359 Plant Science, 607-255-7830
Molecular virology; plant virus-host interactions; function of viral movement proteins


Li Li

Li Li

Associate Professor, Robert Holley Center
Contact: 140 Robert Holley Center, 607-255-5708
Regulation of plant secondary and micronutrient metabolism


Gregory Martin

Gregory Martin

Professor, BTI
Contact: 327 Boyce Thompson Institute, 607-254-1208
Disease resistance; signal transduction; genomics; applications of genetic engineering


Martha Mutschler-Chu

Martha Mutschler-Chu

Professor, Plant Breeding and Genetics
Contact: 303 Bradfield Hall, 607-255-1660
Pest resistance and use of wild species in tomato and onion


Ralph Obendorf

Ralph Obendorf

Professor, Crop and Soil Sciences
Contact: 617 Bradfield Hall, 607-227-9313
Seed biology, plant biochemistry


Wojciech Pawlowski

Wojciech Pawlowski

Associate Professor, Plant Breeding and Genetics
Contact: 401 Bradfield Hall, 607-254-8745
Plant molecular biology; meiosis mechanisms of chromosome pairing and recombination


Robert A. Raguso

Robert A. Raguso

Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior
Contact: W355 Seeley G. Mudd Hall, 607-254-4353
Reproductive ecology, plant volatile biosynthesis, floral evolution, plant signaling


Tim Setter

Tim Setter

Professor, Crop and Soil Sciences
Contact: 235 Emerson, 607-255-1319
Stress response, hormonal and sugar signaling; cell division; reproductive abortion


Roger Spanswick

Roger Spanswick

Professor, Biological and Environmental Engineering
Contact: 316 Riley Robb, 607-351-2813
Plant cell electrophysiology and ion transport; ATP-ases; photosynthate partitioning


Olena Vatamaniuk

Olena Vatamaniuk

Associate Professor, Crop and Soil Sciences
Contact: 608 Bradfield Hall, 607-255-8049
Heavy metal detoxification; proteome and metabolome responses to heavy metal toxicity


Stephen Winans

Stephen Winans

Professor, Microbiology
Contact: 360A Wing Hall, 607-279-3886
Cell signaling between the plant pathogen Agrobacterium tumefaciens and its hosts