Heidi Kaeppler

Heidi Kaeppler photo Associate Professor
(608) 262-0246
461 Moore Hall

Program Description:

Dr. Kaeppler’s research program focuses on crop genomics, tissue culture, genetic engineering and gene editing. The long term goals of her program are: 1) to enhance understanding of the genetic control of expression of important traits in crops for use in plant functional genomics research and crop improvement applications; 2) to investigate genetic mechanisms involved in stem cell generation, meristem formation, somatic embryogenesis and regenerability from tissue culture; 3) decipher genetic and epigenetic factors affecting transgene integration and expression; and 4) to develop and optimize efficient tissue culture, genetic engineering and gene editing systems for monocot and dicot crops.