Dr. Jonathan Lightner
and Dr. Vladimir Shulaev will expand Agritope's research and development capabilities into biochemical genomics and plant pathology and stress physiology, while Dr. Xing Liang Liu and Dr. Medard Ng will support Agritope's existing cell biology, molecular biology and virology programs.
...Dr. Jonathan Lightner
joined Agritope as director of biochemical genomics.Dr. Lightner
Ph.D. in Plant Physiology in the Institute of Biological Chemistry at Washington State University, and prior to arriving at Agritope was in the Agricultural Biotechnology Group at E.I. DuPont de Nemours.His
expertise is in the area of plant fatty acid and carbohydrate metabolism.At Agritope he
has established a high-throughput gene isolation program for cloning genes that regulate oil content and composition using the Agrinomics LLC, ACTTAG™ gene discovery platform.