Andrew Funk joined the Carthage faculty as visiting assistant professor of biology in 2019, teaching introductory biology and genetics.
Prof. Funk’s research has focused on various aspects of plant biology. Early work addressed hormone biosynthesis and signaling in developing maize kernels, while later research investigated the transcriptional regulation and genetic control of vitamin B3 metabolism in Arabidopsis seeds. Prof. Funk’s doctorate research focused on the genetic diversity of disease resistance genes in sugar beet and related Beta vulgaris spp. vulgaris crop types.
Prof. Funk is interested in the interface between broad sectors of society, including science communication, entrepreneurship, basic and applied research, and policy.
His current research explores questions of gene family evolution and chromosome biology using molecular biology and bioinformatics approaches. Students interested in molecular genetic or genomic research should feel free to reach out and share their interest and ideas. Collaborations in business development, communications, and teaching research are also welcome.
Andrew Funk joined the Carthage faculty as visiting professor in 2019, teaching introductory biology and genetics. His research explores questions of gene family evolution and chromosome biology using molecular biology and bioinformatics approaches.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
- B.S. Microbiology and Cell Science — University of Florida
- M.S. Plant Pathology — University of Florida
- Ph.D. Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Biotechnology — Michigan State university
- BIO 1100 Molecules, Cells, and Organisms
- BIO 2400 Genetics
- Nucleotide‐binding resistance gene signatures in sugar beet, insights from a new reference genome A Funk, P Galewski, JM McGrath The Plant Journal 95 (4), 659-671