alt text Sam Leiboff is an Assistant Professor in the Oregon State University’s Department of Botany and Plant Pathology (BPP) in the College of Agricultural Sciences. The Leiboff lab (est. 2020) is currently located at Room 2020 Research Way Laboratory Building and has many opportunities for new students, postdocs, and collaborators. Come say hi!

Sam uses quantitative genetics, transcriptomics, network biology, and molecular genetics to explore the way that maize (Zea mays subsp. mays L.), sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench), and a few other plants create inflorences and leaves.

Previously, Sam was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Plant Gene Expression Center / UC Berkeley. He was supervised by Prof. Sarah Hake, USDA / UC Berkeley and worked on understanding gene regulatory mechanisms that control plant morphological events. Before that, he got his PhD in Plant Biology at Cornell University’s School of Integrative Plant Science under the supervision of Prof. Michael J Scanlon.

Our work has been supported by the Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences, National Science Foundation, Evolution of Developmental Mechanisms IOS-1922543, and National Science Foundation, National Plant Genome Initiative, IOS-1612268.

Check out Sam’s CV and publications. Get in touch by emailing leiboffs at oregonstate dot edu.