George Holmes University Professor of Biochemistry
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Edgar Cahoon is the George Holmes Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Director of the Center for Plant Science Innovation at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Cahoon’s lab conducts basic and applied research on plant lipid metabolism and synthetic biology to enhance the nutritional and industrial value of crop plants and to probe the synthesis and function of bioactive lipids. He is the inventor or co-inventor on 32 issued U.S. patents in plant biotechnology and has published >135 papers in journals, including Plant Cell, PNAS, Nature Plants, and Nature Biotechnology. Dr. Cahoon received his B.S. in biochemistry from Virginia Tech, an M.S. in plant physiology from Cornell University, and Ph.D. in plant biochemistry and molecular biology from Michigan State University. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Society of Plant Biologists and a 2017 recipient of an honorary doctorate from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
11:45 AM – 12:10 PM CDT