News Expert Profile

Roger Innes

Department of Biology IU Bloomington

Phone:
(812) 855-2219
Email:
rinnes@indiana.edu
915 E. Third St.
Myers Hall 150
Bloomington, IN
47405

Areas of Expertise

Plant molecular biology, genetically modified organisms, GMOs, agriculture, food security, plant disease, plant breeding, basic research, electron microscopy.

Expert Bio

Roger Innes is a professor in the Department of Biology at Indiana University Bloomington and directs IU Bloomington's Electron Microscopy Center. He received his Ph.D. in molecular, cellular and developmental biology at the University of Colorado-Boulder and completed post-doctoral research at the University of California-Berkeley. He is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Microbiology. Innes' research focuses on the immune system in plants, with a particular interest in how plants detect pathogens and how detection is translated into an active immune response.

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Additional Information

Innes teaches an undergraduate genetics laboratory course with an emphasis on how modern genetics and genomics is impacting medicine and agriculture today.