Larry Noodén

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Professor Emeritus

Office Location(s): 105 Museums Annex
Phone: 734.764.4436
Fax: 734.647.0884
ldnum@umich.edu
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  • Affiliation(s)
    • Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
  • Fields of Study
    • Plant physiology
  • About

    Research interests

    Many plants degenerate and die rather suddenly toward the end of their reproductive phase. In soybeans, the developing seeds trigger this senescence process which appears to limit seed yield. Dr. Noodén's group aims to determine the control mechanisms and some of the key physiological changes which cause whole plant senescence. Because of its advantages in genetic analyses, they are also developing Arabidopsis thaliana as a system for studying senescence, and they are getting senescence mutations. Currently, he is studying the genetic and light controls of senescence and seed development.

    Academic background

    Noodén received his Ph.D. degree from Harvard University in 1963. He was an NIH Special Research Fellow at CalTech in 1971-72 and a Fulbright Senior Research Fellow at Australian National University in 1983.

  • Education
    • Ph.D., Harvard University, 1963