PMB Faculty

Jannell Bazurto

Assistant Professor

Plant and Microbial Biology

1445 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States

Daniel R. Bond

Professor

Plant and Microbial Biology

Studying how environmental bacteria make themselves and their world conductive, and how we can harness them in biotechnology or bioelectronics.

Yaniv Brandvain

Associate Professor

Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, Plant and Microbial Biology

1500 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States

Clay Carter

Professor

Plant and Microbial Biology

Plant biochemistry and cell biology with a focus on the molecular basis of plant-pollinator and plant-microbe interactions.

1445 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States

Kyle Costa headshot Kyle Costa

Adjunct Professor

Plant and Microbial Biology

Headshot of Saara DeWalt Saara DeWalt

Dean, Russell M. and Elizabeth M. Bennett Chair in Excellence in Biological Sciences

Dean's Office, Plant and Microbial Biology

I am interested in determinants of abundance, community composition, and diversity of trees and lianas in temperate and tropical forests.

123 Snyder Hall
1475 Gortner Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108
United States

Kathryn Fixen

Assistant Professor

Plant and Microbial Biology

750 Biological Sciences
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States

Sue Gibson

Professor

Plant and Microbial Biology

1500 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States

Jeffrey Gralnick

Associate Dean for Faculty, Professor

Plant and Microbial Biology

Genetics, physiology and synthetic biology of environmental, metal-loving microbes

1479 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States

William M. Gray

Professor

Plant and Microbial Biology

Kathleen Greenham

Assistant Professor

Plant and Microbial Biology

Circadian regulation of plant growth and abiotic stress response; influence of single-cell circadian networks on organ function.

1445 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States

Trinity Hamilton

Associate Professor

Plant and Microbial Biology

Using modern microbial ecosystems to unlock Earth’s past, present, and future. Evolution and ecology of photosynthesis in extreme environments.

Fumiaki Katagiri

Professor

Plant and Microbial Biology

Systems biology and evolution of the plant immune signaling network

1500 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States

Portrait of Peter Kennedy Peter Kennedy

Associate Dean for Research; Professor

Plant and Microbial Biology

Our lab studies links between microbial community structure and ecosystem functioning in a variety of experimental settings.

1479 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States

David Moeller

Professor

Plant and Microbial Biology

1445 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States

Min Ni

Professor

Plant and Microbial Biology

Arabidopsis de-etiolation, seed development, genetics, epigenetics, and genomics.

1445 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States

Thomas Niehaus portrait Thomas Niehaus

Assistant Professor

Plant and Microbial Biology

Studying metabolic biochemistry in plant and microbial organisms; focused on metabolite damage and repair associated with the TCA cycle.

778 BioSci
Saint Paul, MN 55108
United States

Neil Olszewski Neil E. Olszewski

Professor Emeritus

Plant and Microbial Biology

Plant physiology

1445 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States

Jennifer Powers in truck Jennifer S. Powers

Professor

Plant and Microbial Biology

Our lab studies ecosystem processes and community dynamics in seasonally dry tropical forests from microbial to biome-wide scales.

1987 Upper Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States

Portrait of Ivan Radin Ivan Radin

Assistant Professor

Plant and Microbial Biology

610 Biological Sciences
1445 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States

Jonathan Schilling

Professor

Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories, Plant and Microbial Biology

1445 Gortner Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55108
United States

Nathan M. Springer

Adjunct Faculty Member

Plant and Microbial Biology

1445 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States

Peter Tiffin

Professor

Plant and Microbial Biology

Evolutionary genomics in plants and microbes, legume-rhizobia symbiosis, evolution in urban environments

1445 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States

John M. Ward

Professor

Plant and Microbial Biology

We study membrane proteins that transport nutrients or metabolites across the membrane. We use electrophysiology to measure transport activity.

1445 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States

George Weiblen George Weiblen

Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Science Director and Curator of Plants, Bell Museum

Plant and Microbial Biology

Botany, genetics, phylogenetics, taxonomy, ecology & natural history of figs, cannabis, Minnesota flora and New Guinea flora.

1445 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States

Ya Yang

Associate Professor, Curator - University of Minnesota Herbarium

Plant and Microbial Biology

Plant systematics, Phylogenetics, and Evolutionary genomics

1445 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States

Feng Zhang

Assistant Professor

Plant and Microbial Biology

Genome engineering and synthetic biology for crop improvement

1500 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States