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Angus Murphy

Contact Information

138C Whistler Hall
Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
College of Agriculture
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Biography

Angus Murphy has been a member of the Purdue faculty since 2001. His research focuses on the elucidation and manipulation of hormonal signalling, cell wall acidification, and protein secretion pathways to enhance the nutrient utilisation and structural stability of crop plants. These approaches have already been successfully applied to enhancement of phosphorus nutrition on marginal soils and reduction of lodging in mutants with compromised cell wall structure. A major focus of the Murphy lab is the application of these approaches to engineered plants to be used as biofuel feedstocks. Murphy is also engaged in efforts to modify horticultural crops for use in contained environment growing utilising recycled energy and waste streams.  

Expertise: Biochemistry, Molecular, Cell biology of plant hormonal regulation

 

Education

Degrees:

B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz, 1993 
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz, 1996

 

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