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  Graduate School-New Brunswick 2005-2007 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Plant Biology 765  

Plant Biology 765

Degree Programs Offered:Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy

Director of Graduate Program:Professor Thomas Leustek, Foran Hall, Cook Campus (732/932-9375, ext. 358)

Web Site: http://aesop.rutgers.edu/~plantbio/

Members of the Graduate Faculty

Faith C. Belanger, Associate Professor of Plant Biology and Pathology, CC; Ph.D., Illinois
Plant molecular biology; endophyte interaction

Stacy Bonos, Assistant Research Professor of Plant Biology and Pathology; CC; Ph.D., Rutgers Turfgrass breeding, disease resistance, marker-assisted selection

A.J. Both, Assistant Extension Specialist in Plant Biology and Pathology, CC; Ph.D., Cornell
Controlled environment agriculture, crop modeling, systems analysis

Xuemei Chen, Assistant Professor of Genetics, WIM; Ph.D., Cornell Identity specification and morphogenesis of stamens and carpels in Arabidopsis flowers

Chee-kok Chin, Professor of Plant Biology and Pathology, CC; Ph.D., Alberta
Breeding; genetic improvement; bioactive fatty acids

Bruce B. Clarke, Associate Professor of Plant Biology and Pathology and Associate Extension Specialist in Plant Biology and Pathology, CC, and Director, Center for Turfgrass Science; Ph.D., Rutgers Turfgrass pathology; soilborne diseases; disease forecasting and control; mycology

Hugo K. Dooner, Professor of Genetics, CC/WIM; Ph.D., Wisconsin Molecular analysis of functional genomics; homologus meiotic recombination in plants

Edward F. Durner, Associate Research Professor of Plant Biology and Pathology, CC; Ph.D., North Carolina State Low-temperature stress resistance in tree fruit

Joan G. Ehrenfeld, Professor of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, CC; Ph.D., CUNY
Plant community ecology; ecosystems ecology; pollution impacts

James C. French, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, FAS-NB; Ph.D., Cornell
Comparative and developmental anatomy; experimental morphology

Chaim Frenkel, Professor of Plant Biology and Pathology, CC; Ph.D., Washington State
Postharvest biology, senescence, fruit ripening, and stress

Cyril R. Funk, Research Professor of Plant Biology and Pathology, CC; Ph.D., Rutgers Plant breeding

Stephen A. Garrison, Professor of Plant Biology and Pathology, CC; Ph.D., Illinois Production techniques for vegetables

Randy Gaugler, Professor of Entomology, CC; Ph.D., Wisconsin Invertebrate pathology; nematology; biological control

Thomas J. Gianfagna, Research Professor of Plant Biology and Pathology, CC; Ph.D., Cornell Plant growth regulators; physiology of fruit crops

Joseph C. Goffreda, Associate Professor of Plant Biology and Pathology, CC; Ph.D., Cornell Genetics and breeding; pest resistance in solanaceous crops

Ann B. Gould, Associate Extension Specialist in Plant Biology and Pathology, CC; Ph.D., Kentucky Ornamental pathology

Steven N. Handel, Professor of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, CC; Ph.D., Cornell
Plant population ecology; pollination biology; ecological genetics

Stephen E. Hart, Assistant Extension Specialist in Plant Biology and Pathology, CC; Ph.D., Michigan State Weed management in turfgrass and ornamentals

Jean Marie Hartman, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, CC; Ph.D., Connecticut Plant ecology; community ecology; restoration ecology; land planning

Joseph R. Heckman, Associate Extension Specialist in Soil Fertility, CC; Ph.D., North Carolina Plant nutrition; soil fertility

Melvin R. Henninger, Professor of Plant Biology and Pathology, CC; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State Cropping systems of potatoes; cold crop horticulture

Bradley I. Hillman, Research Professor of Plant Biology and Pathology, CC; Ph.D.,
California (Berkeley) Viral infections of plants and fungi

Bingru Huang, Associate Professor of Plant Biology and Pathology; CC; Ph.D., Texas Tech
Environmental stress physiology of turfgrass

Harry W. Janes, Research Professor of Plant Biology and Pathology, CC; Ph.D., Rutgers Plant environmental interactions

Gojko Jelenkovic, Professor of Plant Biology and Pathology, CC; Ph.D., California (Davis) Genetic manipulation of plants

Randall Kerstetter, Assistant Professor of Plant Biology and Pathology, CC/WIM; Ph.D., Berkeley Molecular genetics of leaf development and morphogenesis in Arabidopsis

Edward G. Kirby, Associate Professor of Botany, FAS-N; Ph.D., Florida
Developmental physiology; tissue culture

Donald Y. Kobayashi, Associate Professor of Plant Biology and Pathology, CC; Ph.D., California (Riverside) Plant bacteriology; host-pathogen interaction; molecular biology

Eric Lam, Professor of Plant Biology and Pathology, CC; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)
Gene regulating mechanisms in plants; development and photomorphogenesis

Michael A. Lawton, Associate Professor of Plant Biology and Pathology, CC; Ph.D., Oxford
Molecular biology; plant pathogen interactions

Thomas Leustek, Professor of Plant Biology and Pathology, CC; Ph.D., Rutgers
Metabolism and biochemistry

Bradley A. Majek, Associate Professor of Plant Biology and Pathology, CC; Ph.D., Cornell Weed science

Pal Maliga, Professor of Genetics, WIM; Ph.D., Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Plant molecular biology; plastid genetics

Charles Martin, Professor of Biological Sciences, FAS-NB; Ph.D., Florida State Expression and regulation of lipid biosynthetic genes

David R. Mears, Professor of Bioresource Engineering, CC; Ph.D., Rutgers Engineering systems and environments for greenhouses

Richard H. Merritt, Professor of Plant Biology and Pathology, CC; Ph.D., Rutgers Environmental and physiological factors affecting crop production in greenhouses

Joachim W. Messing, University Professor of Molecular Biology and Director of the Waksman Institute of Microbiology; Ph.D., Munich Functional genomics breeding

William A. Meyer, Professor of Plant Biology and Pathology, CC, and Associate Director, Center for Turfgrass Science; Ph.D., Illinois Turfgrass breeding, disease resistance, endophytes

James Murphy, Associate Extension Specialist in Turfgrass Management, CC; Ph.D., Michigan State Development of management systems that minimize stress and improve turf performance

Elwin R. Orton, Jr., Research Professor of Ornamental Horticulture, CC; Ph.D., Wisconsin Intra- and interspecific hybridization of trees and shrubs

Peter Oudemans, Associate Professor of Plant Biology and Pathology, CC; Ph.D., California (Riverside) Fungal plant diseases; population biology of fungi

James A. Quinn, Professor of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, CC; Ph.D., Colorado State
Population ecology; species interactions; evolutionary biology

Ilya Raskin, Professor of Plant Biology, CC; Ph.D., Michigan State
Phytopharmaceuticals; molecular biochemistry

John N. Sacalis, Professor of Plant Biology and Pathology, CC; Ph.D., Rutgers Postproduction physiology of floricultural crops

James E. Simon, Professor of Plant Biology and Pathology, CC; Ph.D., Massachusetts (Amherst) Natural plant products, new crops, germplasm, and breeding

Edmund W. Stiles, Professor of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, CC; Ph.D., Washington
Plant-animal interactions; evolutionary ecology

Lena Struwe, Assistant Professor of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resource/ Plant Biology and Pathology, CC; Ph.D., Stockholm
Evolutionary history, diversity, and biogeography of gentians and relatives

Nilgun E. Tumer, Professor of Plant Biology and Pathology, CC; Ph.D., Purdue
Molecular biology of plant viruses, virus replication, disease resistance, plant transformation

Nicholi Vorsa, Professor of Plant Biology and Pathology, CC; Ph.D., Rutgers
Genetic and cytological studies in blueberries and cranberries

James F. White, Professor of Plant Biology and Pathology, CC; Ph.D., Texas Systematic mycology; studies of endophytes and epibionts

George J. Wulster, Professor and Extension Specialist in Plant Biology and Pathology, CC; Ph.D., Rutgers Root growth and physiology activity

Barbara A. Zilinskas, Professor of Plant Biochemistry, CC; Ph.D., Illinois
Molecular biology; physiology of environmental stress response

Gladis Zinati, Assistant Extension Specialist in Plant Biology and Pathology, CC; Ph.D., Michigan Nursery crops; environmentally sound plant production

Associate Member of the Graduate Faculty

James J. Polashock, Research Plant Pathologist, USDA-ARS Fruit Lab, Blueberry/Cranberry Research Center; Ph.D., Rutgers Modification of biochemical pathways in plants through biotechnology


 
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