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Million Tadege

Dr. Tadege’s current research is focused on identifying genes and genetic networks required for biomass synthesis and accumulation during development, especially those involved in regulating leaf blade development. Part of his work involves developing genomic tools to facilitate gene discovery in efficient biomass producing C4 grasses.


Million Tadege PhotoMillion Tadege, Associate Professor
Plant Functional Genomics


Oklahoma State University
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
Institute for Agricultural Biosciences
3210 Sam Noble Parkway, Ardmore, OK 73401
Phone Number: 580-224-0629
FAX Number: 580-224-0624

million.tadege@okstate.edu

 

Dr. Tadege serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at the Institute for Agricultural Biosciences located in the Ardmore campus. He did his B.Sc. in Biology at Asmara University in Eritrea working on salinity tolerance in wheat and M.Sc. in Biotechnology at Wageningen University in The Netherlands working on nodulation genes. He received his Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Biology from the University of Bern in Switzerland where he studied ethanolic fermentation and hypoxic signal transduction in tobacco and potato in the laboratory of Prof. Cris Kuhlemeier. He then moved to CSIRO, Plant Industry in Australia for his postdoctoral research and worked on the molecular mechanism of floral transition in crop species including canola, rice and barley in the laboratory of Dr. Jim Peacock and Dr. Liz Dennis. Before joining Oklahoma State University, Dr. Tadege was a postdoctoral research fellow at The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation in Ardmore, Oklahoma where he led the team that developed Tnt1-tagged functional genomics resources in Medicago truncatula in the laboratory of Prof. Kirankumar Mysore. Dr. Tadege’s current research is focused on identifying genes and genetic networks required for biomass synthesis and accumulation during development, especially those involved in regulating leaf blade development. Part of his work involves developing genomic tools to facilitate gene discovery in efficient biomass producing C4 grasses.

 

Education

PhD: Plant Molecular Biology, University of Bern, Switzerland, 1997

MS: Botechnology, Wageningen University, The Netherlands,1994

B.S. Biology, Asmara University, Eritrea,1987

 

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