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Graduate Field Faculty

This is a list of graduate field faculty that are not in the Plant Biology Section but participate in the Plant Biology graduate program and can supervise Ph.D. students.


Stephane Bentolila

Assistant Research Professor, Molecular Biology and Genetics
Contact: 325 Biotechnology Building, 607-255-0304
Organelle genetics, RNA editing, Cytoplasmic male sterility


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


Maria Harrison

Maria Harrison

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


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


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