Stephen Goff

Project Director, iPlant Collaborative - BIO5
Keating Room 102
(520) 626-4224

Educational Background

BA - University of California at Santa Cruz PhD - Harvard University

Research Interests

Steve Goff received a BA in molecular and cellular biology from University of California at Santa Cruz and a PhD in cellular physiology from Harvard University. He received postdoctoral training at Tufts Medical School, the Plant Gene Expression Center (USDA/UC Berkeley) and the Institute of Molecular Biology at the University of Oregon. Steve Goff’s research interests include the molecular genetics of heterosis (hybrid vigor) and inbreeding depression in plants and animal systems. He is also interested in the molecular biology and regulatory roles of intracellular protein metabolism, both the lysosomal and cytosolic pathways. His current research is focused on the molecular genetics and molecular biology of aging. He has studied human sensory perception, particularly olfactory and taste sensory mechanisms and is very interested in the perception of essential nutrients, vitamins, and various small molecules with beneficial properties. Steve’s current role is as the Project Director of the iPlant Collaborative, an NSF funded project designed to create a national cyberinfrastrucure platform in support of life science research.

Areas of Research

  • Biochemistry and Physiology
  • Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Genetics and Epigenetics
  • Genomics, Bioinformatics, and Systems Biology