Lam-Son Phan Tran
Lam-Son Phan Tran, an expert in biotechnology and biological science, has been named a professor with Texas Tech's Department of Plant and Soil Science. Prior to arriving at Texas Tech, Tran served as unit leader of the Stress Adaptation Research Unit at the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science in Yokohama, Japan. Tran will be working within Texas Tech's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources newest scientific team - the Institute of Genomics for Crop Abiotic Stress Tolerance.
Tran, a native of Vietnam, indicated that his 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. His master's (biotechnology) and doctorate (biological science) degrees are from Szent Istvan University (formerly Godollo University of Agricultural Sciences) in Hungary.