G. Eric Schaller

Academic Appointments
  • Professor of Biological Sciences

  • Professor in the Molecular and Cellular Biology Graduate Program

We use biochemical, molecular, and genetic strategies to study how plants grow and respond to changes in their environment. Our research is focused on the roles played by the plant hormones ethylene and cytokinin, and is relevant to solving real-world agricultural problems, such as the control of ripening and senescence.


339 Life Sciences Center
HB 6044


  • B.S. Michigan State University
  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin at Madison

Selected Publications

  • Zubo, Y.O., Blakley, I.C., Franco-Zorrilla, J.M., Yamburenko, M.V., Solano, R., Kieber, J.J., Loraine, A.E., and Schaller, G.E. (2018) Coordination of chloroplast development through the action of the GNC and GLK transcription factor families. Plant Physiol. 178:130-147. 

  • Kieber, J.J., and Schaller, G.E. (2018) Cytokinin signaling in plant development. Development.   

  • Binder, B.M., Kim, H.J., Mathews, D.E., Hutchison, C.E., Kieber, J.J., and Schaller, G.E. (2018) A role for two-component signaling elements in the Arabidopsis growth-recovery response to ethylene. Plant Direct. 2018:1-9  

  • Zubo, Y.O., Blakley, I.C., Yamburenko, M.V., Worthen, J.M., Street, I.H., Franco-Zorrilla, J.M., Zhang, W., Hill, K., Raines, T., Solano, R., Kieber, J.J., Loraine, A.E., and Schaller, G.E. (2017) Cytokinin induces genome-wide binding of the type-B response regulator ARR10 to regulate growth and development in Arabidopsis. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 114:E5995-E6004.

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