Luca Comai

Luca Comai

Position Title
Distinguished Professor

  • Plant Biology
4511 Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility

Research Interests

The Comai lab studies genetics and function of plant chromosomes. We are interested in mechanisms through which plants attain genome stability and in their manipulation for efficient genome engineering. Within these overarching objectives, we investigate structure of polyploid genomes, haploid induction and uniparental genome elimination, and sex determination. Our systems include arabidopsis, potato, mint, camelina, poplar, and persimmon.

Education and Degree(s)
  • Ph.D. in Plant Pathology. I980. University of California Davis
  • M.S. in Plant Pathology. 1978. Washington State University
  • B.S. (equivalent) in Agriculture. 1976. Universitá di Bologna