Bachelor of Science, University of Illinois, 1978 Master of Science, University of Georgia, 1981 Doctor of Philosophy, Purdue University, 198
Developmental biology with a focus on the role of transcription factors in regulating growth. The Hannapel lab is currently investigating the mechanisms that regulate long-distance movement of full-length mRNAs in plants. Emphasis is on the identification of RNA-binding proteins that regulate RNA stability, movement, and translation repression.
Dr. Hannapel’ s teaching responsibilities are team teaching Hort 530, Graduate Research Orientation and mentoring undergraduates during summer research internships in molecular biology. He also advises graduate students participating in the Plant Biology Major and the Interdepartmental Genetics Program.