Plant Molecular Physiologist
Professor of Agronomy and Director of the Center for Biotechnology, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Daniel Schachtman’s current research focuses on the interactions between plant roots and soil microbes and the impact those interactions have on plant performance. Prior to joining the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2014, Schachtman was project lead and science fellow at Monsanto Co.
Previously, he was a principal investigator and full member at the Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis. Schachtman’s research focuses on how plant roots respond and adapt to stressful conditions in soil. His research has led to seminal findings on the mechanisms of salt tolerance in wheat; the molecular identification and functional characterization of sodium, potassium and auxin transporters; and the signal transduction networks controlling root response and adaptation to low nutrient conditions.
He holds a doctorate from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization in Australia and a master’s degree from the University of California, Davis.