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Jeff Bennetzen

Courtesy Faculty in Plant Biology
(home department: Genetics)
Norman and Doris Giles Professor, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar
Fred C. Davison Life Sciences Building, Rm C426a
Research Interests:

Plant genome structure and evolution, especially the nature of rearrangements and the contributions of transposable elements. The relationship between genome structure/evolution and gene function. Genetic diversity and its use in under-utilized crops of the developing world. The rapid evolution of complex disease resistance loci in plants. Models, mechanisms and metagenomics for lignocellulosic ethanol production.

Selected Publications:

Ph.D. Biochemistry , University of Washington 1980

Of note:
  • Guggenheim Fellowship, 2008
  • Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2005
  • Elected member, US National Academy of Sciences, 2004

My Graduate Students

Josue Fernandez-Canela

Graduate Student

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