Professor, Biology

lynnAdler

Lynn Adler's research integrates plant-animal interactions across mutualisms and antagonisms, including floral, foliar, and belowground tissues, to arrive at a more complete understanding of the ecology and evolution of resistance and attractive traits in both basic and applied systems.

lynnAdler

Associate Professor, Biology

Bartlett

Research in Madelaine Bartlett's lab is focused on figuring out how molecular changes to DNA lead to morphological changes in plants.

Bartlett

Professor, Biology

Baskin

How does a plant make an organ with a specific and heritable shape? This is the question at the heart of research in the Baskin lab.

Baskin

Graduate Program Director;  Gilgut Professor of Plant Biology

Ana Caicedo

Dr. Ana Caicedo's research seeks to understand the genetic basis of adaptation, as well as the population and genomic context in which adaptive evolution occurs.

Ana Caicedo

Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Cheung

The two current major research areas in our laboratory share the common focus of dissecting the signal transduction pathways that mediate plant cell responses to external growth and developmental stimuli. 

Cheung

Professor of Plant Pathology, Stockbridge School of Agriculture

Cooley

Daniel R. Cooley's lab focuses on developing forecast models for diseases that drive this fungicide use in order to reduce it.

Cooley

Associate Professor, Stockbridge School of Agriculture

DaCosta

Michelle DaCosta's field of study is plant responses to environmental stresses, with emphasis on drought and temperature stresses of grasses.

DaCosta

Professor, Microbiology

DeAngelis

Because microbes embody the vast diversity of life and are major drivers of earth’s biogeochemical cycles, Kristen M. DeAngelis's work focuses on understanding microbes both from individual physiological perspectives as well as broad ecological perspectives.

DeAngelis

Professor, Stockbridge School of Agriculture

Dhankher

Om Parkash Dhankher's fields of study are Plant genetic engineering and biotechnology, phytoremediation of soil contaminants.

Dhankher

Assistant Professor, Biology

FACETTE

The Facette lab studies the cellular mechanisms of asymmetric cell division in plant cells.

FACETTE

Assistant Professor, Biology

Laylin

Lillian Fritz–Laylin's research program seeks to understand the evolution and regulation of the cytoskeleton.

Laylin

Retired Adjunct Professor at UMass, Microbiology

Barry Goodell

Barry Goodell's laboratory conducts research on fungal and bacterial systems, and on the biochemical mechanisms these organisms use to cause oxidation in substrates.

Barry Goodell

Extension Professor, Stockbridge School of Agriculture

Hashemi

Masoud Hashemi's research activity is mainly focused on integrating sustainable management practices into farming systems. 

Hashemi

Professor of Plant Biology

Sam Hazen

Sam Hazen's laboratory is exploring two distinct avenues to understand biofuel-relevant aspects of plants.

Sam Hazen

Emeritus Professor, Biology

Hepler

Current interest centers around the role of calcium, membranes and the cytoskeleton in cell division and development.

Hepler

Assistant Professor, Stockbridge School of Agriculture

Hestrin

Much of Rachel Hestrins's lab research focuses on rhizosphere and hyphosphere processes that influence productivity, stress tolerance, organic matter dynamics, and nutrient cycling.

Hestrin

Professor of Biological Sciences, Mt. Holyoke College

Hoopes

Martha Hoopes' research focuses broadly on the roles of spatial and temporal heterogeneity in plant population and community dynamics with a strong focus on invasion dynamics and conservation.

Hoopes

Assistant Professor, Biology, Amherst College

Jeong

Research in Jeeyon Jeong's laboratory focuses on unraveling the molecular mechanisms that regulate iron homeostasis in plants, using the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana and yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Jeong

Associate Professor, Cranberry Experiment Station

Jeranyama

Peter Jeranyama's research area is Plant Environment Interactions.

Jeranyama

Professor, Stockbridge School of Agriculture

Jung

Geunhwa Jung's field of study is Molecular genetics and breeding of disease resistance in grasses and population genetics of plant pathogenic fungi.

Jung

Professor of Biological Sciences, Smith College

Katz

Work in the Katz lab aims to elucidate principles of eukaryotic evolution through phylogenetic reconstruction, community sampling and analyses of genome evolution.

Katz

Assistant Professor, Stockbridge School of Agriculture

Keiser

Dr. Keiser is an ecosystem ecologist working at the interface of plant and soil microbial communities across both forested and agricultural systems.

Keiser

Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Ma

Li–Jun Ma's lab studies genetic mechanisms that sustain structural and functional flexibility while maintaining the integrity of the organism using the model fungal system Fusarium oxysporum.

Ma

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Mafu

Sibongile Mafu's interests are focused on exploring the biochemical diversity underlying plant natural product chemistry through elucidation of the biosynthetic components involved in the formation of specialized metabolites.

Mafu

Professor of Biology, Amherst College

Miller

Jill Miller's research interests are in the ecology and evolution of plant reproductive systems.

Miller

Extension Assistant Professor, Center for Agriculture, Food, and the Environment

Mupambi

Giverson Mupambi's research program applies basic principles of plant physiology to study questions related to fruit quality, canopy management and shading effects on cranberry production.

Mupambi

Professor and Head, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Normanly

Jennifer Normanly's field of study is Plant Natural Products.

Normanly

Lecturer, Stockbridge School of Agriculture

Petit

In my research, I combine my expertise in viticulture, plant pathology, ecology, evolution and genomics to understand microbial ecology in wild and agro-ecosystems with the goal of improving the sustainability of agricultural practices.

Petit

Director, UMass Cranberry Station; Extension Associate Professor

Sandler

Hilary Sandler's fields of study are Agriculture and Fruit Integrated Pest Management.

Sandler

Extension Assistant Professor, Biology

Seidler

Tristram Seidler's fields of study are plant ecology, plant diversity, invasive plants, and climate change.

Seidler

Associate Professor, Environmental Conservation

Stinson

Kristina Stinson is a plant ecologist interested in the responses of individual species and populations to global change.

Stinson

Senior Lecturer, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Tyler

Ludmila Tyler's research interests focus on achieving a clearer understanding of bioenergy-relevant traits, including biomass accumulation and cell wall composition, structure, and dynamics. 

Tyler

Extension Assistant Professor

Uppala

Sai Sree's research program also focuses on understanding the factors affecting disease occurrence and management.

Uppala

Emerita Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Vierling

Elizabeth Vierling's research interests are primarily in processes that occur post-transcriptionally and post-translationally to regulate cell function.

Vierling

Professor, Biology

ELW

Elsbeth Walker's group has a strong interest in the processes by which plants move iron and other transition metals within their above ground parts.

ELW

Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Wang

Dong Wang's group is interested in the molecular basis of mutualistic interactions between eukaryotic hosts and microbes. 

Wang

Professor Emeritus of Botany, School of Natural Science, Hampshire College

Winship

Lawrence Winship's recent research and teaching interests include the biophysics of gas diffusion into and out of root nodules and compost piles; computer models of forest succession applied to inquiry learning and the regulation of cell wall expansion during oscillatory growth in lily pollen tubes.

Winship

Professor, Stockbridge School of Agriculture

Xing

Field of Study: Environmental behavior of emerging contaminants and their interactions with plants

Xing
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