報告題目：A common genetic mechanism controls shape of plant organs
報告人：Esther van der Knaap, Professor, University of Georgia
Dr. Esther van der Knaap received her BS/MS in Plant Pathology from Wageningen University, her PhD in Genetics from the Plant Research Laboratory at Michigan State University, and post-doctoral training in Plant Breeding at Cornell University. She has been an Assistant/Associate Professor in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science at Ohio State University from 2001-2015. Professor at the University of Georgia in the department of Horticulture since 2015. Dr. van der Knaap’s lab focuses on the genetic, molecular and cellular bases of tomato fruit morphology including the characterization and quantification of fruit shapes and sizes with support from NSF and USDA. She has published over 80 peer-reviewed articles, including those in Cell, Nature, Nature Genetics, Nature Communications, PNAS, etc. Dr van der Knaap has been elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr van der Knaap was the recipient of the NSF Young Investigator Award in Plant Genome Research.