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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 : 

Dr. Martha Ramirez, Biological Science Technician
Dr. Etone Kenedy, postdoc
Dr. Anna Ortiz, postdoc
Shwetha Ramanathan, PhD student
Kaleigh Smeltzer, undergraduate research assistant