About Our Professors
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Andreas Fischer, Ph.D. University of Bern (Switzerland) in 1993.
Research Interests: My work is focused on understanding the functional basis of nitrogen remobilization
and redistribution from senescing leaves. In this context, my laboratory has a special
interest in proteolytic enzymes responsible for the degradation of major (plastidial)
leaf proteins at the onset of the senescence process. A second project strives to
understand the molecular biology and biochemistry of wheat polyphenol oxidases (“PPOs”),
a gene family involved in (undesirable) darkening of wheat products.