Alan J. Stemler

Alan Stemler

Position Title
Professor Emeritus

Department of Plant Biology

2131 Life Sciences Addition

Research Interests

Biochemical and biophysical aspects of photosynthesis. Structural and functional properties of chloroplast thylakoid membranes. Mechanism of oxygen evolution, inhibition of electron flow by monovalent anions, and resistance to herbicides that target the thylakoid membrane.

Grad Group Affiliations

  • Plant Biology

Specialties / Focus

  • Environmental and Integrative Biology


  • 1965 BS Botany Michigan State University
  • 1975 PhD Plant Physiology University of Illinois


Lu Y-K and A Stemler. 2002. Extrinsic photosystem II carbonic anhydrase in maize mesophyll chloroplasts. Plant Physiology. 128:643-649

Stemler AJ. 2002. The bicarbonate effect, oxygen evolution, and the shadow of Otto Warburg. Photosynthesis Research. :In press

Stemler AJ. 2002. Photosystem II carbonic anhydrase activity depends on Cl- and Ca++. Proceedings of the XIth International Congress on Photosynthesis, August 17-22, Budapest, Hungary. :In press