University of Wisconsin–Madison
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences | School of Medicine and Public Health


Faculty studying plants

Richard Amasino

Understanding how plants sense and respond to seasonal environmental changes

Jean-Michel Ane

Symbiotic associations between plants and microbes (bacteria and fungi)

David Baum

Botany and Genetics
Genetic basis for plant phenotypic evolution and understanding evolutionary relationships from sequence variation

Andrew Bent

Plant Pathology
Disease resistance and defense signal transduction in plants

John Doebley

Genetics and Medical Genetics
Quantitative genetics of maize-teosinte evolution

Patrick Krysan

Functional genomics of Arabidopsis signal transduction

Patrick Masson

Genetics of root growth behavior using Arabidopsis thaliana as a model system.

Marisa Otegui

Botany and Genetics
Cellular trafficking and signaling

Sushmita Roy

Biostatistics and Medical Informatics
Machine learning methods; the structure, function and evolution of regulatory networks; predictive models

Michael Sussman

Signal transduction and plasma membrane receptors in Arabidopsis thaliana, genomic technologies

Donald Waller

Botany and Environmental Studies
Gene flow in relation to population genetic structure; causes and consequences of inbreeding

Xuehua Zhong

Mechanisms and roles of epigenetic modifications underpinning various biological processes