Genomics, Bioinformatics, and Systems Biology

Associate Professor - School of Plant Sciences
821C Marley / 520-626-8215 / baltrus@email.arizona.edu
520-626-6573 (Lab)

The Baltrus lab is interested in understanding microbial evolution with a focus on the mechanisms and costs of adaptation and guided by expectations from genomics and population genetics.

Associate Professor - School of Plant Sciences
Marley 441C / (520) 626-1562 / mbeilstein@email.arizona.edu
(520) 626-1563 (Lab)

The focus of my lab is functional evolution in the plant family Brassicaceae. Currently my group is working to understand how the enzyme telomerase evolved. In addition we are interested in the processes by which long non-coding RNAs emerge and gain...

Regents Professor - School of Plant Sciences
Forbes Bld 431 / 520-621-1402 / jbrown@ag.arizona.edu
520-621-1230 (Lab)

Research focus: (i) Dynamics of distribution, prevalence, and co-diversification driving emergent hemipteran-transmitted plants pathogens in cultivated and natural scapes, including the phytobiome (ii) Functional genomic-identification of...

Professor - School of Plant Sciences
Keating Building, Room 341 / 520-621-9153 / galbraith@arizona.edu
520-621-9213 (Lab)

His research centers around the development of new technologies and methods for the analysis of eukaryotes. Recognized as a pioneer in flow cytometry, his contributions have greatly improved our understanding of cell-specific gene expression.

Professor - School of Plant Sciences
Keating 249 / 520-626-1641 / emherman@email.arizona.edu

My research program is directed at understanding the systems biology that controls seed composition and biotechnology to create seed traits including low allergen content, animal feed, and as a protein bio-factory.

Associate Professor - School of Plant Sciences
200B BSRL / 520-626-5070 / ericlyons@email.arizona.edu

Understanding the structure, evolution, and dynamics of genomes.

Associate Research Professor - School of Plant Sciences
Marley 441G, Herring 105 / 520-626-0479 / mcmahonm@email.arizona.edu

Dr. McMahon researches phylogenetic and phylogenomic methods, systematics of the legume family (Fabaceae), and phylogenetic diversity of regional floras. She also directs the UA Herbarium.

Associate Professor - School of Plant Sciences
Marley 821B / 626-4185 / rmosher@email.arizona.edu
626-7765 (Lab)

Dr. Mosher studies RNA-directed DNA methylation.

Professor - School of Plant Sciences
Marley 341J / (520) 621-3764 / orbachmj@arizona.edu
(520) 621-9891 (Lab)
Associate Professor - School of Plant Sciences
Keating 303 / 520-626-1643 / monicaschmidt@email.arizona.edu

Research focus is on biofortification of crops and the alteration of both lipid and protein composition

Professor - School of Plant Sciences
Marley 441B / 621-9635 / schumake@email.arizona.edu
621-8910 (Lab)

Our research is focused on understanding how cellular energy transduction is regulated and the molecular evolution of genes that control plant adaptation. These two projects intersect in their importance for plant growth in saline environments.

Bud Antle Endowed Chair Professor - School of Plant Sciences
Keating BioResearch Building, Room 253 / 520-626-9595 / rwing@mail.arizona.edu
520-626-9601 (Lab)

Our lab is focused on structural and evolutionary genomics of crop plants, and is leading an international effort to generate reference genome sequences for all 24 species of the genus Oryza, which contains the world most important food crop – rice.

Associate Professor - School of Plant Sciences
Marley 341F / 520-621-9869 / zxiong@email.arizona.edu
520-621-9916 (Lab)

My research aims to understand the intricate interplays between viruses and their plant hosts during infection, mechanisms of plant resistance to viral infections, RNA virus evolution, and viral population genomics.

Professor - School of Plant Sciences
Marley 441D / 520-621-1616 / yadegari@arizona.edu
520-621-9095 (Lab)

Transcriptional regulation of early plant development.