Role in ADVANCE program
Dr. Steven Rodermel is a Professor in the Department of Genetics Development & Cell Biology. He became a representative of Genetics Development & Cell Biology, a first round focal department, on the ADVANCE Council in the fall of 2009 (Year 4) He replaces Dr. Jo Anne Powell-Coffman in this position. He is a member of the ADVANCE Council and the CALS/LAS Leadership Council, and he participates in the Equity Advisor/ADVANCE Professor group, which meets twice monthly. In the Collaborative Transformation process, Dr. Rodermel is working with the Research Team and the ADVANCE co-PI Team to develop and implement strategies to address issues that were illuminated in the GDCB focus groups.
The Rodermel Lab is interested in nuclear-chloroplast interactions using various genetic, biochemical and molecular biological approaches. Current studies are concentrated on understanding the physiological roles of these proteins in chloroplast biogenesis, plant growth and development, and on why cells in green sectors of the mutant plants are able to bypass the requirement for these proteins.