C. Robin Buell
PRI Director; Beal Distinguished Faculty; MSU Foundation ProfessorMichigan State University
Department of Plant Biology
612 Wilson Rd, S150 Plant Biology Laboratories
East Lansing MI 48824
Dr. C. Robin Buell received her Ph.D. from Utah State University in 1992 and was a postdoctoral fellow in the DOE Plant Research Laboratory at Michigan State University, followed by a USDA and then a NIH postdoctoral fellowship at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, Department of Plant Biology in Stanford, CA. In 1997, she accepted a position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Louisiana State University. In 1999, she joined the faculty at The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) in Rockville, MD where she remained until 2007 when she joined the Department of Plant Biology at MSU. Her research is focused on the genome biology of plants and plant pathogens, including comparative genomics, bioinformatics, and computational biology. Her research involves crop plants (corn, rice, potato, sweetpotato), biofuels (switchgrass), and medicinal/herbal plants (periwinkle, mints, Camptotheca) while her work with plant pathogens has focused primarily on bacteria and oomycetes. She was a central member of the consortium that generated the rice genome sequence, a crop that feeds 50% of the world’s population every day, and developed a public database for rice researchers that receives over two million visits each year from scientists across the world. She has served as an editor at Plant Physiology, the Plant Genome, Crop Science, Frontiers in Plant Genetics and Genomics, and The Plant Cell. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement for Science and the American Society of Plant Biologists.
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