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Robert Thornburg

Robert Thornburg

  • Professor (Retired)
  • Biochemistry Biophysics & Molec Biology
Insect Plant Interactions

Contact Info

2212 Molecular Biology


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Washington State University, 1983-1986
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, UT - San Antonio, 1981-1983
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of South Carolina, 1981
  • B.S., Chemistry and Zoology, University of Tennessee - Martin, 1976

More Information

Dr. Thornburg is interested in the regulation of plant defense genes. His long-term goals are to understand in molecular terms how plants respond to insect and pathogen attack. Plant responses are mediated by complex signalling pathways, signal transduction, hormones, nuclear factors and probably other unknown activities. Dr. Thornburg’s goal is to understand the biochemical mechanisms that contribute to expression of these plant defense genes.