Biotechnology

Dr. Todd Klaenhammer

Distinguished University Professor And William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor Of Food Science, Microbiology And Genetics

Food and bioprocessing fermentations; microbiology and genetics of lactic acid bacteria; starter cultures; bacteriophages; preservatives; probiotics; plasmid biology; genomics of food-borne microorganisms; bioterrorism; food science; genomics; genetics; food-safety issues. Director of Southeast Dairy Foods Research Center.

Areas of Expertise
Biotechnology
Food Science
Colleges
CALS

Dr. William Thompson

University Research Professor Of Plant Biology, Genetics, And Crop Science

Plant gene expression, chromatin structure, and DNA replication.

Areas of Expertise
Biotechnology
Genetics
Botany
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Craig Yencho

Associate Professor Of Horticultural Science

Sweetpotato and potato breeding and genetics. Breeding and bioengineering for disease-resistant crops. Applications of molecular biology and plant biochemistry to plant improvement, plant resistance to insects and pathogens, international agricultural development.

Areas of Expertise
Biotechnology
Sweet Potatoes
Colleges
CALS