John M. Ward
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education,
College of Biological Sciences
Professor, Department of Plant Biology
618 BSC (John Ward)
Phone (612) 625-4763
622 BSC (staff)
Phone (612) 624-2791
Phone (612) 625-2776Mailing address:
140 Gortner Labs
1479 Gortner Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108-6106
The Ward lab is part of the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology in the College of Biological Sciences (CBS) and the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS). Our lab and offices are located in the Biological Sciences Center on the St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
In the Ward lab we are interested in the function of metabolite transporters in the plasma membrane and vacuole membrane and their role in long-distance transport in plant vascular tissue. We use the tools of molecular biology, electrophysiology, and genetics to study membrane protein structure/function and transgenic approaches to understand the roles of genes encoding membrane proteins in plants.