The Stephen Moose Corn Functional Genomics Lab At Illinois

Ongoing Projects

Nitrogenes

Discovery of maize genes important to nitrogen use efficiency.

Vegetative Phase Change in Maize

Dissecting the molecular and genetic basis of leaf identity traits.

Heterosis

Investigating how small RNAs contribute to hybrid vigor.

Illinois Long-term Selection Experiment

Studying genetic changes in these populations from 100+ years of selection on grain traits.

Energy Corn

Developing maize as a platform for cellulosic biofuel production.

Broomcorn

Gene discovery and molecular breeding of broomcorn.