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), NIFA/USDA (N fixation for crop plants and forest trees), and NIH/SBIR (phytoremediation of TCE and PAHs).
The Doty Lab currently has 11 graduate students but is still open for MCB students. For lab rotations, we have short-term projects that may yield a publication within a quarter including doing genomic analysis of endophytic yeast, metagenomic analysis of the nitrogen-fixing community in wild poplar, or phytoremediation research on degradation of explosives.
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