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Junping Chen

Molecular Biologist (Plants)


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Junping Chen
Plant Stress and Germplasm Development Research
Molecular Biologist (Plants)
junping.chen@ars.usda.gov
Phone: (806) 749-5560 ext. 5220
Fax: (806) 723-5272

3810 4TH STREET
LUBBOCK , TX 79415

Research Interests

My research program at USDA-CSRL-PSGD focuses on characterizing abiotic tolerance traits of major crops (maize, sorghum and cotton) for heat and drought stresses, ranges from field-based physiology, metabolism to genetic and genomic studies. The long term goal of the projects is to expand the current knowledge and existing hypotheses in heat and combined heat and drought tolerance, leading to the formulation of novel concepts, and the development of improved germplasm and crop varieties.

Education

B.S.         Hebei Agricultural University. China. 1982. Agriculture: Plant Protection

M.S.        University of Minnesota. USA. 1991. Plant Physiology

Ph.D.     University of Minnesota. USA. 1996. Plant Pathology

 

Present and Past Positions

Plant Molecular Geneticist, Plant Stress & Germplasm Develop. Unit, USDA/ARS, 2003-present

Senior Associate Scientist, Cereon Genomics Inc.  Monsanto Co., 1999 - 2002

Research Associate, Washington State University, 1997 - 1998  

Visiting Scientist, University of Minnesota, 1987 - 1990

Research Scientist, Institute of Plant Protection, Hebei Province, China. 1982 - 1987

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