Elsbeth Walker

Dr. Elsbeth Walker

Professor, Biology


A.B., Mount Holyoke College, 1984
Ph.D., Rockefeller University, 1989

1990-1993 Yale University

Research Area: Cell and Developmental Biology, Genomics and Genetics
Field of Study: Molecular genetic approaches to studying mechanisms of metal ion homeostasis in plants
Office: 374C Morrill IV South

My group has a strong interest in the processes by which plants move iron and other transition metals within their above ground parts. This work has important implications both for our basic understanding of these mechanisms, and also for our ability to manipulate the iron content of particular plant parts as a means of improving the iron nutritional quality of food.  We use a combination of molecular genetics and physiological experiments to achieve better understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in iron homeostasis. 

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