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About Brad M. Binder

I am interested in understanding the control of growth and development in plants. Because plants are sessile, one of the main ways they respond to alterations in their environment is through altered growth. These alterations in growth are mediated by a variety of phytohormones; most of my work is on the phytohormone ethylene. Ethylene is a gas produced by plants that regulates and influences many critical physiological and developmental processes making it of agricultural, horticultural and economic importance to understand its mode of action and to more fully understand how it affects plants.


Present Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • NIH Doctoral Training Fellowship. 1982-1985
  • Hunsicker Research Incentive Award, BCMB Dept., UT-Knoxville. 2009
  • QUEST Scholar of the Week, Chancellor’s Office, UT-Knoxville. 2009

Contact Information

Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology
Room 343
Hesler Biology Building
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: (865) 974-7994
Room 106
Helser Biology Building
Phone: (865) 974-7997


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