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Frank Harmon

Dep. Plant and Microbial Biology, PGEC, UC Berkeley

He is Principal Investigator at the Plant Gene Expression Center, where he got a position after his PhD in Microbiology in UC Davis in 1999 and a postdoctoral stay at The Scripps Research Institute (San Diego, California) working under the supervision of Prof. Steve Kay. The Harmon lab studies the circadian clock and the processes it affects, comparing the structure of the molecular mechanisms that maintain the circadian clock in diverse plants, using Arabidopsis and maize as model organisms.


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Rodrigues et al (2015) Daytime soybean transcriptome fluctuations during water deficit stress. BMC Genomics. 16:505.


Bendix et al (2015) Circadian Clock Genes Universally Control Key Agricultural Traits. Mol Plant. pii: S1674-2052(15)00171-9


Thines B, Harmon FG (2010) Ambient temperature response establishes ELF3 as a required component of the core Arabidopsis circadian clock. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 107:3257-62.