Doty, Sharon

Faculty Profile

First Name: 
Sharon
Last Name: 
Doty
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Title: 
Associate Professor
Primary Institution: 
UW
Department/Division: 
other
Department/Division: 
other
Mail/Box #: 

352100

Office Location: 

Winkenwerder 205

Office Phone: 
(206) 616-6255
Research

Research Summary: 

Research Summary:  Bioresource sciences with an emphasis on plant-microbe interactions using the tools of molecular biology, biochemistry, and microbiology. The main areas of research in my lab are in remediation of environmental pollutants using plants and associated microbes, beneficial plant-microbe interactions with an emphasis on nitrogen fixation in non-legumes, and bioenergy/biochemical production using novel endophytic yeasts.  We have current grants from AFRI/USDA (N fixation in poplar for biofuels) and from the NIFA/USDA (N fixation for crop plants and forest trees).

The Doty Lab currently has 6 Ph.D. graduate students and so is not currently taking any more.  However, the lab is open for MCB lab rotations, especially in the areas of genomic analysis of the endophytic yeast and bacteria.

Short Research Description: 
Plant-microbe interactions
Areas of Interest: 
Cell Signaling & Cell/Environment Interactions
Keywords: 
<p> Microbiology</p> <p> Plants</p> <p> Bioenergy</p> <p> Sustainability</p> <p> Plant-Microbe interactions</p> <p> Nitrogen fixation</p> <p> Symbiosis</p>
Publications