Andrew Wood (born in 1964, Manitowoc, Wis, USA) received his B.S. degree in biology from Marquette University, Wis, USA (1987), M.S degree in biological sciences from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Neb, USA (1990), and his Ph.D. degree in horticulture from Purdue University, Ind, USA (1994) where he was a McKnight Fellow. After accepting a USDA NRI postdoctoral fellowship (1994–1996) to conduct research at the Plant Stress Unit in Lubbock, Tex, USA, he joined the faculty of Southern Illinois University (1996). He is currently a Professor of plant biology (since 2005) and teaches a suite of courses in genetics and molecular biology and biochemistry. He is the author of more than 50 peer-reviewed research articles and 12 book chapters. Moreover, he is the Associate Editor of The Bryologist and the Coeditor of 3 books: Genes in Plant Abiotic Stress Response (2009), Plant Desiccation Tolerance (2007), and New Frontiers in Bryology (2004). His research interests focus upon abiotic stress physiology emphasizing the molecular responses of plants to drought and severe water deficit (desiccation), the genetic and physiological basis of competition, and the biochemistry and molecular biology of alkaloid and betaine production.
Biography Updated on 2 April 2009