Norman and Doris Giles Professor
Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar
Chair in Molecular Biology and Functional Genomics

Basic Information

Personal Website:
Office:
Fred C. Davison Life Sciences Building, Rm C426a
Research Interests:

Plant genome structure and evolution, especially the nature of rearrangements and the contributions of transposable elements. The relationship between genome structure/evolution and gene function. Genetic diversity and its use in under-utilized crops of the developing world. The rapid evolution of complex disease resistance loci in plants. Models, mechanisms and metagenomics for lignocellulosic ethanol production.

Selected Publications:
Education:

Ph.D. Biochemistry , University of Washington 1980

Of note:
  • Guggenheim Fellowship, 2008
  • Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2005
  • Elected member, US National Academy of Sciences, 2004