Dr. Elias Bassil
Tropical Research & Education Center Assistant Professor - Molecular Plant Stress Physiology
Dr. Bassil is an integrative plant biologist with a keen interest in plant environment interactions, abiotic stress signaling and acclimation, nutrient biology, and root biology. He believes that a fundamental understanding of basic molecular processes is instrumental for translational research in applied plant biology.
Dr. Bassil’s recent work has focused on ion transport and utilized methods in functional genomics, quantitative cell biology, and biochemistry. In the Bassil Lab, an integrative plant biological approach is combined with functional genomics, quantitative cell biology, and physiology, to investigate cellular growth processes, plant environment interactions, abiotic stress signaling and acclimation, cellular nutrient homeostasis, and the role of roots in stress acclimation.