WCPP 2019 invited speaker MICHAEL AXTELL earned a B.A. in Biology from Ithaca College in 1998 and a Ph.D. in Plant Biology from The University of California, Berkeley, in 2003. From 2003 to 2006 he was a postdoctoral researcher at The Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, where he studied microRNAs and short RNAs. In 2006 he joined the Department of Biology at The Pennsylvania State University where he is Professor now. Dr. Axtell's research focuses on the analysis, evolution and function of regulatory small RNAs in plants including parasitic plants.
Department of Biology, Pennsylvania State University