- Name: Joe Kuhl, Ph.D.
- Institution: University of Idaho
- Department: Plant, Soil, & Entomological Sciences
- Phone: 208-885-7123
- Email: email@example.com
Summary: My lab studies plant molecular genetics in basic and applied systems, with particular focus on plant host resistance pathways. This work includes genetic characterization of host resistance, gene identification, elucidation of molecular mechanisms, biochemical function and genomic evaluation, directed at traits of importance to Idaho crops. Research includes elucidation of the role of vacuolar acid invertase in cold-induced sweetening of potato tubers, gene identification of potato resistance to potato leaf roll virus (PLRV), and biochemical characterization of NAC1 transcription factor in potato stress (salt, drought and pathogen). Applied research is targeted at developing molecular diagnostic tests for plant pathogens and valuable plant genes in wheat and potato.
Minimum Classes: Basic biology class