HOWARD HUGHES MEDICAL INSTITUTE PROFESSOR
Department of Biochemistry
Research Interests: Regulation of plant development; mechanisms of floral induction
Department of Integrative Biology
Research Interests: Ecosystem ecology, species distribution
Department of Genetics
Research Interests: Yeast biodiversity, evolutionary genomics, carbon metabolism, synthetic biology, brewing, biofuels.
Department of Plant Pathology
Research Interests: Plant-associated microbial communities: mediation of individual plant health, abiotic stress tolerance, and susceptibility to disease in both natural and agricultural settings
Department of Horiticulture
Research Interests: Species boundaries and phylogenetic relationships of wild and cultivated potatoes (Solanum sect. Petota), tomatoes (Solanum sect. Lycopersicon), and carrots (Daucus) using morphological and molecular data; Germplasm collection from the natural ranges of these species.
NELSON INSTITUTE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION AND PROFESSOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Research Interests: Ecology of shrublands, forests, prairies, and temporary wetlands; fire ecology; restoration and creation of habitat for endangered species; rare species monitoring; conservation and restoration in agricultural landscapes