Profiles in "Plant Biology" Expertise Area

  • Stromberg is a plant ecologist and botanist who specializes in riparian and wetland ecosystems.
  • I am Executive Director of Research Development in ASU's Knowledge Enterprise .
  • Gaxiola studies the physiological mechanisms by which plants regulate root activity and nutrient uptake. His work may be used to engineer crops that could help secure future food supplies.
  • Arntzen was the Florence Ely Nelson Presidential Endowed Chair, Regent's Professor and Founding Director of the Biodesign Institute. He is a member of the U.S. Natl. Acad. of Sciences and the U.S. Natl. Acad. of Inventors.
  • Chen is a molecular biologist who specializes in developing novel human therapeutics and vaccines in plants to combat infectious diseases, cancer, and biological warfare agents.
  • Bang is an ecologist, teaching associate professor, and photographer. While his main focus is teaching in person and online, his research interests are urban ecology with an emphasis on plants and insects.
  • Vermaas and his team conduct basic and applied research on cyanobacteria, a group of photosynthetic microbes, using these organisms as a chassis to produce useful compounds (biofuels, green chemicals) from sunlight and CO2.
  • Pigg is a paleobotanist who studies fossil plants that are related to modern groups of conifers, ferns and woody hardwood trees. Her group studies the origin of plants of the temperate deciduous biome.
  • Mor is a molecular biologist and biochemist whose research focuses on using plants to produce useful and therapeutic polypeptides, proteins and enzymes.
  • Martin Wojciechowski is an evolutionary biologist who studies plants, with an emphasis on the genomics, biogeography, ecology, and phylogenetics of legumes (family Leguminosae) and cacti (family Cactaceae).