Robert Sharp, PhD

Curators Distinguished Professor and Chancellor's Professor

Plant Science & Technology

Contact Information

Phone 573-882-1841
Address 3-5 Agriculture Building
Websites Robert E. Sharp Lab
Interdisciplinary Plant Group


BS, Biological Sciences, University of Lancaster, UK
PhD, Plant Physiology, University of Lancaster, UK


Bob Sharp has a research/teaching appointment in plant physiology. His research focuses on the regulation of root and shoot growth responses to drought, using maize and soybean as model systems. In particular, he is interested in the roles and mechanism of action of abscisic acid (ABA) and other hormones, and in the regulation of cell wall yielding properties. He teaches a graduate course on Advanced Plant Physiology.

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