Genomics & Genetics

Genomics and Genetics

Genomics and Genetics includes: Biofuels, Bioinformatics, Epigenetics, Evolutionary Development, Plant Breeding, Systems Biology, and Synthetic Biology

Name Research Interests
Ana Caicedo
Professor, Biology
Evolutionary genomics of adaptation and divergence in wild, weedy and crop plant species
Kristen M. DeAngelis
Professor, Microbiology
Community ecology and physiology of soil microbes, climate change, plant-soil interactions
Michelle Facette
Assistant Professor, Biology
Cell polarization and asymmetric cell division; cytoskeletal regulation; cellular physiology
Sam Hazen
Gilgut Professor of Plant Biology
Regulatory Networks and Natural Variation in Plant Cell Wall Biosynthesis and Growth
Rachel Hestrin
Assistant Professor, Stockbridge School of Agriculture
Plant-microbe interactions, biogeochemistry, ecosystem response to change, sustainable agriculture
Jeeyon Jeong
Assistant Professor, Biology, Amherst College
Molecular and cellular biology of metals
Geunhwa Jung
Professor, Stockbridge School of Agriculture
Molecular genetics and breeding of disease resistance in grasses and population genetics of plant pathogenic fungi 
Laura A. Katz
Professor of Biological Sciences, Smith College
Genome evolution and biodiversity studies of microbial eukaryotes
Li–Jun Ma
Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Fungal comparative genomics, eukaryotic genome evolution and organism adaptation
Jill Miller
Professor of Biology, Amherst College
Ecology and evolution of plant reproductive systems, molecular phylogenetic systematics, population and evolutionary genetics, hybridization and speciation
Om Parkash Dhankher
Professor, Stockbridge School of Agriculture
Plant genetic engineering and biotechnology, phytoremediation of soil contaminants
Elsa Petit
Lecturer, Stockbridge School of Agriculture
Ludmila Tyler
Senior Lecturer, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Using the model grass Brachypodium distachyon to understand development and bioenergy traits. 
Elsbeth Walker
Professor, Biology
Molecular genetic approaches to studying mechanisms of metal ion homeostasis in plants