PBGB Faculty

Multidepartmental PBGB Programs

PBGB students work with the following faculty members from the MSU Departments of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, Forestry, Horticulture, Plant Biology and Plant Pathology.

Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Biotechnology Faculty

Listed in alphabetical order by last name:

  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Horticulture; Genetic mechanisms that control fruit ripening, ethylene biology, Solanaceae. Homepage.
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Plant Biology; Genomics and bioinformatics of plants and plant pathogens, Poaceae and Solanaceae. Homepage.
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences; Dry bean breeding and genetics with an emphasis on seed quality, including human nutritional quality, processing quality and consumer acceptance. Homepage.
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Integrating ‘omics technologies with molecular genetics and analytical chemistry in model systems to target previously recalcitrant areas at the interface of basic plant biochemistry and human health. Homepage
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences; Potato breeding and genetics, insect and disease resistance, integration of genetic engineering, use of wild species. Homepage.
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Horticulture; Small fruit genomics. Homepage.
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Forestry; Theoretical population genetics, studies of structure and function of genomic diversity, spatial statistics and coalescence theory. Homepage.
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences; International research development; Oat and barley genetics/breeding for disease and insect resistance, grain quality, lodging, and yield. Homepage.
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Horticulture; Plant-virus interactions, sex expression in cucurbits, cucurbit transformation. Homepage.
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Plant Pathology; Physiology and biochemistry of resistance and disease; induced resistance. Homepage.
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Forestry; Metabolic engineering of plant species. Incorporation of molecular biology techniques into tree improvement programs. Homepage.
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Horticulture; Blueberry and strawberry breeding, polyploid evolution and QTL analysis of day-neutrality in strawberry. Homepage.
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Horticulture;
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Horticulture; Cherry breeding and genetics: disease resistance, comparative mapping and polyploid evolution. Homepage.
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Plant Biology; Plant gene expression and regulation induced by environmental stresses, including hear, cold and drought; Epigenetic mechanisms associated with plant centromere function; Genetics, genomics, and epigenomics of potato and other crop species. Homepage.
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Horticulture; Function of transposable elements (TEs) in eukaryotic genome diversification. Homepage.
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences; Dry bean breeding and genetics, marker assisted selection for disease resistance and stress tolerance. Homepage.
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Our group uses genetic, genomic and biochemical approaches to understand the regulation of biosynthetic pathways of importance to flowering plants and the animals that depend on plants for sustenance. Homepage
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Horticulture; Physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology of carbohydrate partitioning and transport, cell wall metabolism, and abiotic stress tolerance mechanisms. Homepage.
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). – Institute of International AgricultureEnvironmental and food biosafety in developing countries; intellectual property issues. Homepage.
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences; Sugar beet breeding and genetics including use of wild species; application of molecular markers to dissect the beet genome and the genetics of agronomic traits. Homepage.
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences; Wheat breeding and genetics, selection for disease resistance and stress tolerance. Profile Page - Wheat Variety Trials
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Department of Plant Biology; Understand the molecular basis of adaptations via studying the molecular evolutionary patterns of plant genes. The evolutionary history and functional differentiation between duplicate genes. Homepage.
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) -Horticulture; Plant transformation systems in blueberry, celery and dry bean. Homepage.
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences; Genetic engineering for production of alternative energy biofuels and bio-based industrial material. Also, genetic engineering of cereals and turfgrasses for resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses. Homepage.
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Plant Pathology; Plant Pathology, phytobacteriology, bacterial diseases, tree fruit. Homepage.
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - MSU-DOE Plant Resarch Laboratory; Molecular genetic basis of plant freezing tolerance; low temperature gene regulation and signal transduction. Homepage.
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Horticulture;
  • VanNocker, Steven - Horticulture; Molecular biology and genetics of phase change and flowering. Homepage.
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences; Soybean breeding and genetics, disease and insect resistance, QTL mapping, soybean genomics. Homepage.
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Horticulture; Environmental stress tolerance, increasing efficiency of greenhouse crop production. Homepage.
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)- Horticulture; Associate Director, World Technology Access Program (WorldTAP) Homepage.