Research Spotlight: Dept. of Plant & Soil Science’s Lam-Son Phan Tran
By: Noureddine Abidi
Lam-Son Phan Tran, an expert in biotechnology and biological sciences, stepped into his research and teaching post with Tech's Institute of Genomics for Crop Abiotic Stress Tolerance in 2020. Prior to arriving at Tech, Tran served as unit leader of the Stress Adaptation Research Unit at the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science in Yokohama, Japan. Today, his Texas Tech research program broadly focuses on regulatory network and crosstalk among signaling molecules in plant responses to environmental stresses, as well as translational genomics for improvement of crop productivity in the era of global climate change.
His basic and applied research programs will contribute to some of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, which include maintaining sustainable production of crops for food, biomass and industrial uses. One of his primary goals here at Tech is to further promote the research on plant functional genomics and regulatory roles of signaling molecules, leading to development of crop cultivars with enhanced environmental stress resistance. Importantly, he wants to pass his knowledge and research experiences to the next generation through teaching and training. He obtained his M.Sc. in Biotechnology (1994) and Ph.D in biological sciences (1997) from Hungary's Szent Istvan University.
CONTACT: Noureddine Abidi, Associate Dean for Research, Davis College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or email@example.com
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