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Dr. Alan Myers

Dr. Alan Myers

  • Professor, Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology
  • Member, Genetics Major Committee, Teaches: GEN 313, GEN 491
Dr. Myers is a geneticist and biochemist whose research investigates metabolism in the endosperm tissue of maize seeds. This tissue provides the great majority of starch and protein in maize grain and so is a critical component of the food and renewable resources on our planet. Dr. Myers' applies genetic engineering towards two practical outcomes, namely overcoming the yield loss that occurs in high temperature environments such as those expected in the coming decades, and adjusting the nature of the seed storage compounds in order to enhance the nutritional quality of maize grain.

Contact Info

2110 Molecular Biology Building
2437 Pammel Drive


  • B.S., Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, 1977
  • Ph.D., Genetics, Duke University, 1983
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Columbia University, 1983-1986