Neal Stewart holds the Racheff Chair of Excellence in plant molecular genetics and is a Professor at the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA. Dr. Stewart received the B.S. degree from NC State, Raleigh, NC, USA, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA, with postdoctoral experience at the University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA. Dr. Stewart’s research includes plant biotechnology, genomics, and ecology. He has been performing agricultural biotechnology and biotechnology risk assessment research since 1994 and is also interested broadly in uses for biotechnology in the environment. Of current special interest is the use of plant biotechnology in improving bioenergy feedstocks and photosensors. His genomics interests are focused on weedy and invasive plants.
Biography Updated on 29 November 2012