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Dr. Donald R. McCarty

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Office:2237 Fifield Hall
Phone:352-273-4846
E-mail:drm@ufl.edu
For more information, visit Dr. McCarty's website. 

Professor

Areas of Research

  • Comparative genomics
  • Seed development
  • Plant hormones
  • Carotenoid metabolism

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin (1985)
  • M.S., Agronomy (NSF Fellow), University of Wisconsin (1982)
  • B.S., Agronomy, Iowa State University (1979)

Work and International Experiences

  • Associate Director, University of Florida Genetics Institute, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (2005-present).
  • Professor, Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Program, Horticultural Sciences Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (1997-present)
  • Associate Professor, Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Program, Horticultural Sciences Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (1991-1997).
  • Assistant Professor, Vegetable Crops Dept., University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (1986-1991).
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Vegetable Crops Dept., University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (1985-1986), with L. Curtis Hannah (maize genetics and molecular biology of sucrose metabolism)

Honors and Awards

  • Executive Board of the UF Genetics Institute, a campus wide institute devoted to training and research in modern genetics (2001-present)
  • Associate Director, UF Genetics Institute (2005-present)
  • UF Research Foundation Professor (1997-1999)
  • UF/IFAS 1998 Award of Excellence for Graduate Research
  • UF Research Achievement Award (1992)