Director

Rod A. Wing

Director of the Center for Desert Agriculture, Professor of Plant Science, Principal Investigator of the Wing Lab

Associate Director

Mark Tester

Associate Director of the Center for Desert Agriculture, Professor of Plant Science, Principal Investigator of The Salt Lab

Research Interests: Salinity tolerance, Ion transport, Sustainable food production systems

Faculty

Brande Wulff

Associate Professor of Plant Science, Principal Investigator of The Wulff Lab

Heribert Hirt

Professor of Plant Science, Principal Investigator of the DARWIN21 lab

Ikram Blilou

Professor of Plant Science, Principal Investigator of the Plant Cell and Developmental Biology lab (PCDB)

Jesse Poland

Professor of Plant Science, Principal Investigator of the Plant Breeding and Genetics Lab

Magdy M. Mahfouz

Associate Professor of Bioengineering, Bioscience, and Plant Science, Principal Investigator of the Laboratory for Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology

Monika Chodasiewicz

Assistant Professor of Plant Science, Principal Investigator of The Stress Granule Lab

Salim Al-Babili

Professor of Plant Science and Bioengineering, Principal Investigator of The BioActives Lab

Research Interests: Plant metabolic engineering, Plant hormones, Carotenoids and Apocarotenoids, Root Parasitic Plants, Plant Biotic Interactions, Small Molecules, Plant Growth Regelators

Simon Krattinger

Assistant Professor of Plant Science, Principal Investigator of the Cereal Genetics and Genomics Lab

Research Interests: Cereal crops, Genomics, Plant-pathogen interactions, Quantitative genetics