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, lecturer and photographer. While his main focus is teaching live 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).