John M. Dyer
John M. Dyer received his Ph.D. degree in biochemistry from Louisiana State University in 1993. After a postdoctoral fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas (1993–1996), he accepted a Research Chemist position at the USDA-ARS, Southern Regional Research Center in New Orleans, LA (1996–2007). In 2006–2007, Dyer was a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Novel Agricultural Products at the University of York, UK, and now works as a Research Molecular Biologist at the USDA-ARS, US Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center in Maricopa, AZ (2007–present). His research interests include the targeting, assembly, and regulation of membrane proteins, lipid metabolism, including both seed oil production and fatty acid metabolism in vegetative tissues, and engineering plants for the production of value-added oils and biofuels. Current research focuses on the mechanisms that regulate fatty acid content in plant leaves, with an emphasis on engineering oil accumulation in vegetative plant biomass.
Biography Updated on 1 February 2012