Eduardo Blumwald

Eduardo Blumwald

Position Title
Distinguished Professor

Department of Plant Sciences, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

1119 Plant Reproductive Biology Bldg.

Grad Group Affiliations

  • Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
  • Horticulture and Agronomy
  • Plant Biology

Specialties / Focus

  • Environmental and Integrative Biology
  • Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Genomics
  • Fruit Biology


  • BIT 161B Biotechnology, Spring
  • PBI 200C ion transport and stress signaling, Spring


  • PRB 1201

Honors and Awards

  • 2003 - Alexander von Humboldt Prize
  • 2008 - Fellow, Japan Society Promotion of Science
  • 2011 - Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • 2012 - Loomis Distinguished Lecturer, Iowa State University
  • 2013 - RAICES Prize to Scientific Development and Cooperation, Ministry of Sciences and Technology, Argentina.
  • 2013 - REDBIO-FAO International Prize, Latin American Biotechnology Network.
  • 2014 - Fellow, American Society of Plant Biology

    Professional Societies

    • American Society of Plant Biologists
    • Society for Experimental Biology
    • American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


    • Ph.D. - Hebrew University of Jerusalem and University of California, Berkeley - Bioenergetics


    Devireddy AR, Zandalinas SI, Gomez-Cadenas A, Blumwald E,Mittler R (2018). Coordinating the overall stomatal response of plants: Rapid leaf-to-leafcommunication during light stress. Science Signaling.  11, 518. DOI: 10.1126/scisignal.aam9514.

    Shaar-Moshe L, Blumwald E, Peleg Z (2017). Unique Physiological and Transcriptional Shifts under Combinations of drought, heat and salinity.  Plant Physiol. 174:421-434.

    Sade N, Ummajkitikorn K, Rubio Wilhelmi MM, Wright M, Wang S, Blumwald, E (2018). Delaying chloroplast turnover increases water-deficit stress tolerance through the enhancement of nitrogen assimilation in rice. J. Exp. Bot. 69:867-878.

    Farcuh M, Li B, Rivero R, Sadka A, Blumwald E (2017). Sugar metabolism reprograming in a non-climacteric bud mutant of a climacteric plum fruit. J. Exp. Bot. 68:5813-5828.