Dr. J.C. Jang
Did this year's drought destroy your crops? Dr. J.C. Jang is working on that. The Jang lab has identified a unique protein that, when overexpressed, causes plants to be extremely resilient to stress such as cold and drought. Ongoing research is looking into the molecular, cellular, and biochemical mechanisms through which the protein is able to express such a strong phenotypic response in the plant.
Collaborations with fellow HCS faculty are using these discoveries to development crop varieties that will be more tolerant to stress in the field. This can benefit agriculture and our food supply