Harnessing Plants Initiative

Meet the Scientists

Salk Institute for Biological Studies - Harnessing Plants Initiative - Meet the Scientists

Meet the scientists


The Harnessing Plants Leadership Team:


Wolfgang Busch
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Associate Professor
Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory
Identified multiple key genes for regulating root growth

Joanne Chory
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Professor and Director
Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Howard H. and Maryam R. Newman Chair in Plant Biology
Discovered multiple pathways that regulate plant form and size in response to the environment

Joseph Ecker
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Professor
Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory
Director, Genomic Analysis Laboratory
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Salk International Council Chair in Genetics
Led sequencing of the first plant genome and mapped the first plant epigenome

Julie Law
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Associate Professor
Plant and Cellular Biology Laboratory
Hearst Foundation Development Chair
Identified mechanisms for epigenetic regulation

Joseph Noel
Professor and Director
Jack H. Skirball Center for Chemical Biology and Proteomics
Arthur and Julie Woodrow Chair
Uncovered the blueprints used by plants to produce chemical compounds