Luke Berry, Postdoctoral Researcher

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Career Path:

Industry, Established industry position, primarily research

Prior Degrees Earned:

BA - Biochemistry - Hood College - 2014
PhD - Biochemistry - Montana State University - 2019

Portrait of Luke Berry

Laboratory Association(s):

Dr. Toshihiro Obata

Research Description:

My research focuses on a systems biology approach to understanding how plants react to high stress environments (low nutrients, drought, hot or cold, etc.). The goal is to understand how some plants, usually wild plants, have evolved to survive under these extreme conditions and compare the metabolic profile to domesticated plants like corn. This will allow the growth of corn, and other plants, under extreme conditions without a negative impact on plant yield.