Department of Biological Sciences
By examining the formation and biological functions of small molecules or "info"-chemicals in organism-environment interactions, Dr. Dorothea Tholl's research focuses on the 1) Genomics, metabolism, and functions of volatile "messengers" in plant roots and the rhizosphere; 2) Biochemical evolution, chemical ecology and genetic engineering of insect pheromones.
Current projects include:
- Volatile Compounds in Plant Roots and the Rhizosphere
- Root Crop Volatiles and Global Change: Elucidating the Genetic Determinants of Undesired Taste in Carrot Roots Upon Temperature Stress
- Insect Pheromones: Biochemical Evolution, Chemical Ecology, and Genetic Engineering
Biology, Functional Genomics, and Biochemistry of Chemical Communication