Professor and Department Head
Affiliated Department or Office
Biology & Biotechnology
Biomedical Engineering
BS Worcester Polytechnic Institute 1992
PhD Cornell University 1998
Expert Bio

Professor Roberts' work is inspired by the ability of nature, in particular plant systems, to adapt and respond to stresses to enable both survival and growth. The primary focus of her research is on understanding the fundamental complexities in specialized metabolism and the development of renewable, engineered plant cell culture systems to synthesize valuable clinical and industrial molecules.

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