Professor and Holder of the Eberly Chair of Biology
Eberly College of Science
Phone number(s): 
(814) 863-3892
Office Address: 
350 N Frear Lab
PSIEE Research Theme: 
Future Energy Supply
Research Summary: 

Biophysical, biochemical, and molecular techniques, in combination with whole-plant measurements to determine which processes limit plant cell growth under normal and stressed conditions and how plants regulate their growth rates. Wall loosening proteins, grass pollen allergens as beta-expansins, growth adaptations to water stress and structure and assembly of plant cell walls.