Stefan Gleissberg has long-term research interest in the diversification of plant form during evolution, using comparative developmental and molecular genetics approaches. He received his Diploma in Biology from the University of Freiburg in Germany (1991) and his Ph.D. degree in biology from the University of Heidelberg, Germany (2006). In his doctoral work, he studied the diversity of dissected leaf development in the poppy family (Papaveraceae). He then took a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Tokyo, Japan, to incorporate developmental-genetic approaches into his research, and he established a plant evo-devo research group at the University of Mainz, Germany, in 1998. Since 2006, he has been an Assistant Professor at Ohio University. Research in his laboratory addresses the role of several developmental regulator genes in both leaf and flower development, focusing on the poppy family. Methods employed include light and scanning electron microscopy, gene family analysis, qRT-PCR, in situ hybridization, tissue culture, plant transformation, and posttranscriptional gene silencing in various poppy species.
Biography Updated on 15 December 2011