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.


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

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

Natalia Dudareva

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

Yang Yang

Director of Phenomics, Institute for Plant Sciences
Phone: 765.494.1650

Jason Adams

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

Chris Hoagland

Facility Manager, Ag Alumni Seed Phenotyping Facility
Phone: 765.496.0580

Nancy Lee

Secretary, Institute for Plant Sciences
Phone: 765.494.3965

Augusto Souza

Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Institute for Plant Sciences
Phone: 765.494.5185