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University of Massachusetts Amherst

Institute for Cellular Engineering

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Samuel P. Hazen
Assistant Professor, Biology
409 Morrill Science Center, University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-9292
(413) 545-4546
hazen@bio.umass.edu
www.bio.umass.edu/biology/hazen

Genetic Engineering in the Plant World
We seek a greater understanding of gene regulation and the mechanisms behind natural genetic variation that are potentially applicable to crop improvement, either through enlightened dissection of traits in crops or transgenic modification. In other words, we want to add to plant breeder tool kits. The outcome of plant science research should provide a greater ability to “tune” plant phenotype for the purposes of cultivar improvement.

 
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Research Interest Potential Application
Regulatory genomics and systems biology of cell wall biosynthesis Engineering plant feedstocks to be increasingly amenable to conversion to biofuels

 

 

 

 

 

 

University of Massachusetts
Institute for Cellular Engineering
686 North Pleasant Street
159 Goessmann Laboratory
Amherst, MA 01003