Purdue Plant Sciences is a vibrant community of researchers, supportive administration and staff, students, and many diverse partners with a shared commitment to advance fundamental plant sciences. We take great pride in our level of expertise with three recent laureates of the prestigious World Food Prize and a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

Our team-oriented discovery efforts pull from expertise across many disciplines and engage like-minded partners, whether from industry, other academic institutions, government, or non-government organization.

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Karen Plaut  

Glenn W. Sample Dean, College of Agriculture
Phone: 765.494.8391
Agricultural and Biological Engineering photo shoot, fall 2016.

Bernie Engel

Associate Dean and Director of Agricultural Research and Graduate Education, College of Agriculture
Phone: 765.494.8362
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Mitch Tuinstra

Wickersham Chair of Excellence in Agricultural Research and Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture
Phone: 765.494.9093
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Natalia Dudareva

Director of the Center for Plant Biology and Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry, College of Agriculture
Phone: 765.494.1325
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Yang Yang

Director of Phenomics, Institute for Plant Sciences
Phone: 765.494.1650
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Jason Adams

Facility Manager, Indiana Corn and Soybean Innovation Center
Phone: 765.494.2007
Email: adams314@purdue.edu
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Chris Hoagland

Facility Manager, Ag Alumni Seed Phenotyping Facility
Phone: 765.496.0580
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Nancy Lee

Secretary, Institute for Plant Sciences
Phone: 765.494.3965
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Augusto Souza

Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Institute for Plant Sciences
Phone: 765.494.5185