Plant genetics deals with heredity, especially the mechanisms of hereditary transmission and the variation of inherited characteristics among similar or related plant species. Plants are photosynthetic, eukaryotic, multicellular organisms of the kingdom Plantae characteristically producing embryos, containing chloroplasts, having cell walls which contain cellulose, and lacking the power of locomotion. There has been a revolution in the plant biology in the past twenty years. The completion of the sequencing of the genomes of rice and some agriculturally and scientifically important plants has increased the possibilities of plant genetic research immeasurably.
Following faculty members have ongoing research or research interests in plant genetics.
Immunology is a branch of biomedical science that covers the study of all aspects of the immune system in all organisms. It deals with the physiological functioning of the immune system in states of both health and diseases; malfunctions of the immune system in immunological disorders (autoimmune diseases, hypersensitivities, immune deficiency, transplant rejection); the physical, chemical and physiological characteristics of the components of the immune system in vitro, in situ, and in vivo.
Following faculty members have ongoing research or research interests in immunology.