Dr. Thomas Peterson's research interests center on transposable elements, transposition mechanisms, and the effects of transposable elements on gene expression and genome evolution. Much of Dr. Peterson's research is focused on the genetics of maize, in particular.
Dr. Thomas Peterson
Pioneer Chair in Maize Molecular Genetics
Area of Expertise:
Plant Transposon Biology
Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of California, 1984
B.S., Zoology, University of California, 1976