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 several 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. Two molecular microbiology projects were recently approved by the Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute on studying N-fixation in poplar.
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