Prof. Dave Hanson
Date & Location: October 16, 2017, at 4p; Room 1200 Molecular Plant Sciences Building
Subject: Assessing Rubisco activation and activase activity in vivo
About the Speaker
University: University of New Mexico
Research Interests: Dr. Hanson's main research focuses on physiological, ecological, and energy-related aspects of photosynthesis in plants and algae, particularly elements of the carbon reactions.
He currently has funding from five major research grants: three from NSF on CO2 and water diffusion through leaves to improve models of photosynthetic responses to the environment, adaptive evolution of Sphagnum moss, and algal bioenergy; one from ARPAe applying microneedles and micro-GCs to understand plant function in the field, and one from NASA for research on photosynthesis and lignification of plants growing on the International Space Station.
He is also an Associate Editor for the journal Photosynthesis Research and a Panel Manager for the USDA AFRI Foundational Program.