Paul Overvoorde

Professor of Biology
Plant physiology and molecular genetics

Associate Dean of Faculty, Provost
Weyerhaeuser Hall, 217
Telephone: 651-696-6163
Interim Dean, Institute for Global Citizenship (IGC)
Markim 301
Telephone: 651-696-6581

Professor Overvoorde contributes expertise in plant molecular biology and maintains teaching and research interests in cell and molecular biology, chemical biology, genetics, genome biology, and plant physiology. His research program focuses on elucidating how plant cells perceive and respond to the plant hormone auxin. Grants from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the University of Ghent (Belgium) and others have supported this work. He has served as the Acting Director of the Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching and as the Program Director for a science education award from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to Macalester.

BA: Calvin College, 1990

PhD: Washington State University, 1995

post-doc: University of California Berkeley, USDA Plant Gene Expression Center