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

Plants

Faculty studying plants

Richard Amasino

Biochemsitry
Understanding how plants sense and respond to seasonal environmental changes

Jean-Michel Ane

Bacteriology/Agronomy
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

Horticulture
Functional genomics of Arabidopsis signal transduction

Patrick Masson

Genetics
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

Biochemistry
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

Genetics
Mechanisms and roles of epigenetic modifications underpinning various biological processes