Texas Tech University

Haydee Laza, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Plant Physiology

Email: haydee.laza@ttu.edu

Bayer Plant Science, Room 203 
2911 15th Street
MS 42122
Lubbock, TX 79409-2122

Haydee Laza


Haydee Laza is an assistant professor in plant physiology with Texas Tech's Department of Plant and Soil Science. Laza received her bachelor's degree in biology is from Havana University (Cuba). She has two master's degrees: a master's degree in international agriculture from Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany) and a master's degree in plant biology from Havana University (Cuba). Her doctorate in plant and soil science is from Texas Tech.

Prior to joining the Texas Tech faculty, Laza served as a research plant physiologist (postdoc) with the Cropping Systems Research Laboratory at the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Lubbock. Earlier she worked as an associate plant scientist with Syngenta in Vernon, Texas. In addition, Laza worked as a teacher in Austin; a graduate research assistant with the Federal Institute of Ecotoxicology/Ecochemistry in Berlin; with the Department of Phytomedicine at Humboldt University in Berlin; and a research scientist with the Horticultural Research Institute in Havana.

Research Interests

The Cuban native is particularly interested in the study of semi-arid agroecosystem functioning across biological, spatial, and temporal scales using an integrative transdisciplinary approach. She is also interested in plant communication and the use of phytochemicals to improve human health. One of her primary goals here at Tech is to use applied physiology as a base to establish a collaborative network aiming to identify novel interdisciplinary research gaps and answer important biological questions addressing global food security.


  • PSS 4325 Crop Water Management
  • PSS 6323 Plant Water Relations
  • PSS 5323 Environmental Crop Physiology
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