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Anna M Locke

Research Plant Physiologist



Williams Hall 4112
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7620
(919) 515-6996


Research Focus:

The Locke lab is interested in crop-environment interactions, especially abiotic stress.  We study G × E interactions among diverse soybean germplasm and aim to identify mechanisms that determine stress tolerance and seed composition.  Our current projects include:

  • Determining environment-specific benefits and trade-offs of soybean drought tolerance traits
  • Minimizing carryover herbicide damage to soybean production
  • Optimizing management practices for nitrogen metabolism and seed protein
  • Investigating abiotic stress impacts on seed composition

Lab Members : 

Tiffany Sikes, Biological Science Technician

Natalie Gold, Biological Science Aid

Dr. Etone Kenedy, Post Doc (Research Associate)

Dr. Anna Ortiz, Post Doc (Research Associate)

Dr. Shwetha Ramanathan, Post Doc (Research Associate)