Director

Rod A. Wing

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

Research Interests: genetics, genomics, evolutionary biology of crop plants and their wild relatives

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

Research Interests: wheat, wild wheat relatives, wild wheats, wheat rust, genomics, bioinformatics, resistance genes, gene cloning, GWAS, GM crops

Heribert Hirt

Professor of Plant Science | Principal Investigator of the Darwin21 Lab

Ikram Blilou

Professor of Plant Science | Principal Investigator of the Laboratory of Plant Cell and Developmental Biology (LPCDB)

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 | Associate Dean of the Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division

Research Interests: plant metabolic engineering, plant hormones, carotenoids and apocarotenoids, root parasitic plants, plant biotic interactions, small molecules, plant growth regulators

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