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Aldwin Anterola

Associate Professor. Phytochemistry and Plant Secondary Metabolism

Aldwin Anterola

Phone: 618.453.3222
Office: Life Science II, Room 429
email: anterola@plant.siu.edu

My research involves studying the biosynthesis of plant constituents that have medicinal or industrial uses. We employ multidisciplinary techniques in phytochemistry, molecular biology, biochemistry and tissue culture to understand how the production of plant natural products is controlled. ...read full profile >>

Sara Baer

Professor and Chair. Ecosystem/Restoration/Grassland Ecology

Sara Baer

Phone: 618.453.3228
Office: Life Science II, Room 425
email: sgbaer@siu.edu
Laboratory website

My research centers on bridging ecological theory with restoration ecology to improve the structure and function of degraded ecosystems. I am particularly interested in the degree to which the recovery of soil microbiological processes, carbon pools, and nitrogen dynamics influence floristic ...read full profile >>

Loretta Battaglia

Associate Professor. Wetland Ecology

Loretta Battaglia

Phone: 618.453.3216
Office: Life Science II, Room 411
email: lbattaglia@plant.siu.edu

I am interested in the dynamics of wetland plant communities and the ecological processes that link them with the surrounding landscape. Specifically, research in my lab focuses on the effects of climate change and large-scale phenomena, such as exotic species invasions, on community ...read full profile >>

Stephen Ebbs

Professor. Plant ecophysiology, ecotoxicology, pollutant biogeochemistry, phytotechnologies

Stephen Ebbs

Phone: 618.453.3226
Office: Life Science II, Room 422
email: sebbs@plant.siu.edu
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Research in my laboratory focuses on the interface between pollutants, plants, and the soil-water environment. This includes fundamental studies of plant uptake and transport of contaminants, physiological effects of pollutants on plants, interactions of pollutants with mineral nutrients, ...read full profile >>

Karla Gage

Assistant Professor. Weed Ecology

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Phone: 618.453.7679
Office: Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, Room 108
email: kgage@siu.edu

Dr. Gage holds a cross-appointment between the College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Plant Soil and Agricultural Systems and the College of Science, Department of Plant Biology.  She has experience working with weed management research, planning and control in agricultural, grassland, ...read full profile >>

Nancy Garwood

Research Professor and Curator of the Herbarium. Tropical botany, ecology, systematics, conservation

Nancy Garwood

Phone: 618.453.3236
Office: Life Science II, Room 454
email: ngarwood@plant.siu.edu

I am a tropical botanist in the broadest sense, with active research projects in ecology, systematics and conservation. Linking these apparently disparate areas is a long-term focus on the seed and seedling stages of the life cycle. My first projects 25 years ago in Panama were community level studies ...read full profile >>

Matt Geisler

Associate Professor. Mathematical Biology

Matt Geisler

Phone: 618.453.3212
Office: Life Science II, Room 403
email: mgeisler@plant.siu.edu

Biology is now an information science, as DNA and protein sequences are digital, and data collected can be manipulated by decryption and database software. I use a novel combination of data mining software and high-throughput whole genome expression analysis to match cis-regulatory elements in ...read full profile >>

Jane Geisler-Lee

Research Professor. Bioinformatics, Cell Biology, Cell Wall Biology, Metabolism

Jane Geisler-Lee

Phone: 618.453.2576
Office: Life Science II, Room 483
email: geislerlee@siu.edu

My main research interests are in systems biology approach to solve biological questions and environmental problems. My research group employs different microscopy, molecular cell biology, and different –omics studies to approach the problems and questions. Currently my funded research projects ...read full profile >>

David Gibson

Professor and Director of Graduate Studies. Plant population and community ecology, grassland ecology, multivariate methods

David Gibson

Phone: 618.453.3231
Office: Life Science II, Room 405
email: djgibson@siu.edu
Laboratory Website

Current research interests and specialties include: Population and community ecology succession Plant competition Exotic species Ecology of grasslands Agroecology Ecology education Effects of Global Environmental Change Multivariate methods Education Ph.D. 1985, University of Wales Selected ...read full profile >>

David Lightfoot

Professor. Plant Soil and Agricultural Systems

David Lightfoot

Phone: 618.453.1797
Office: Public Policy Institute, Room 113
email: ga4082@siu.edu 

Dr. Lightfoot is PhD in Genetics and Professor for Biotechnology and Genomics at SIUC. He is Head of the Genomic Science Facility at SIUC. He is an Illinois Humanities Commission Road Scholar. He won Illinois Soybean Researcher of the year twice. He has published 126 peer reviewed articles, one book, ...read full profile >>

Kurt Neubig

Assistant Professor. Systematics, Phylogenetics, and Biodiversity

Kurt Neubig

Phone: 618.453.3823
Office: Life Science III, Room 1004
Lab: Life Science III, Room 1045
email: kneubig@siu.edu

Laboratory Website

My lab investigates plant systematic questions, both floristically and taxonomically focused.  Because evolution is the central unifying process of biology, the use of phylogenetic methods can give us an evolutionary perspective for interpreting variation in morphology, biogeography, ...read full profile >>

Karen Renzaglia

Professor. Early land plant anatomy, morphology & phylogeny

Karen Renzaglia

Phone: 618.453.3229
Office: Life Science II, Room 459
email: renzaglia@plant.siu.edu

My lab focuses on describing the ultrastructure, morphology and development of cells, tissues and organs in bryophytes, pteridophytes, and seed plants. These studies have generated new phylogenetic information and new insight into evolutionary modifications of cell architecture and ontogeny. ...read full profile >>

Sedonia Sipes

Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies. Plant biodiversity and conservation biology

Sedonia Sipes

Phone: 618.453.3213
Office: Life Science II, Room 473
email: ssipes@plant.siu.edu

My research focuses on the evolution of plant-insect interactions, specifically interactions between bees and their pollen and nectar host plants. I integrate both the botanical and entomological aspects of these interactions; I also address conservation implications of these interactions. My ...read full profile >>

Jennifer Weber

Research Professor. Plant Ecology and Evolution

Jennifer Weber

Office: Life Science III, Room 1052
email: jennifer.weber@siu.edu
Laboratory Website

I am broadly interested in plant ecology and evolution.  I investigate a wide range of questions in ecology & evolution, using both model and non-model plants as study organisms. Much of my focus centers around mating system theory, adaptive responses to climate change and ...read full profile >>

Andrew Wood

Professor. Stress physiology

Andrew Wood

Phone: 618.453.5609
Office: Life Science II, Room 431
email: wood@plant.siu.edu

The molecular, cellular and biochemical responses of plants to water-deficit stress is the central, and long-term, interest of my research program. My laboratory is pursuing a two-pronged strategy, one basic and one applied, with the ultimate goal of improving drought-tolerance and yield ...read full profile >>