- Ph.D. University of Hawaii 1986
- Postdoctoral, Washington State University-Institute of Biological Chemistry, 1986-1987
- Professor, University of Nebraska, Lincoln 1987-2005
- Joined Texas A&M University in December 2005
Signal transduction during pathogenic development-pathways, reactive oxygen signaling and functional genomics of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum.
Plant Apotosis-Identification of genes and pathways modulating plant programmed cell death; generation of transgenic plants for biotic and abiotic stress via apoptois regulation