Jutta Ludwig-Mueller studied biology at the Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Germany. She received her Diploma in 1986, and her Dr. phil. nat. in 1990 from the Goethe Universität. During the doctoral studies, she was a Visiting Scientist at the Volcani Center in Israel with Dr. Ephraim Epstein. She continued to work as a Research Associate at the Botanical Institute in Frankfurt until she moved as a Postdoctoral Fellow to the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, USA to work with Dr. Chris Town in 1994. She returned to Frankfurt, where she received her Habilitation in 1996. She was then an Assistant Professor in Frankfurt until 1999. During this period, she was several times a Visiting Scientist at USDA, Maryland, USA with Dr. Jerry Cohen. Since 1999, she works as a Professor for Plant Physiology at the Technische Universität Dresden, and since 2001 she is the Director of the Institute of Botany. In addition, since 1998, she serves as a Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Plant Growth Regulation and she became Editor-in-Chief of this journal in 2003. Ludwig-Mueller is also in the Editorial Board of Plant Signaling & Behavior since 2005, and since 2009 an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Botany. Her research group in the Department of Biology at the Technische Universität Dresden studies the interaction of plant roots with microorganisms (pathogens, symbionts, endophytes) using molecular and biochemical methods with a focus on plant hormones and secondary metabolites. She is also interested in all aspects of auxin biology, that is, regulation of homeostasis, role during development and evolution, and role during pathogenesis and symbiosis.
Biography Updated on 15 July 2009