Erich Grotewold

Erich Grotewold

Erich Grotewold

Professor | Molecular Genetics

(614) 292-2483

232 Rightmire Hall
1060 Carmack Rd.,
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Plant gene regulatory network structures
  • Combinatorial gene regulation mechanisms


  • Postdoctoral Training, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY
  • Ph.D., Molecular Biology/Biochemistry, University of Buenos Aires (1988)
  • B.S., Chemistry, University of Buenos Aires (1985)

Dr. Grotewold is currently a Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Department of Horticulture and Crop Sciences.

Dr. Grotewold’s research focuses on plant systems biology, and main research projects include understanding the control of plant gene expression, establishing the architecture of plant gene regulatory networks, engineering plant metabolism using transcription factors, studying the transport of phytochemicals, and identifying cellular targets of natural products in plants and animals. Dr. Grotewold, elected a AAAS Fellow in 2009, is the Director of the Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center (ABRC) as well as the Director of the Center for Applied Plant Sciences (CAPS) at OSU.

Dr. Grotewald's lab is interested in establishing the structure of plant gene regulatory networks and understanding the mechanisms underlying combinatorial gene regulation. The knowledge obtained is directed towards using metabolic pathway transcription factors for plant metabolic engineering. Complementing its efforts to manipulate entire metabolic pathways with regulatory factors, the lab investigates the means by which products of specialized metabolism move within cells.

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