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IU Bloomington

Roger Hangarter

Department of Biology

Expert Bio

Roger Hangarter is Distinguished Professor and Class of 1968 Chancellor’s Professor of Biology at Indiana University. His expertise is in the area of plant physiology with an emphasis on how plants perceive and respond to light and gravity. He is also interested in science outreach and has developed traveling exhibits to bring a greater awareness of plants to public audiences. Hangarter received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University, did postdoctoral research at the University of Illinois and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences and Fellow of the American Society of Plant Biologists.

Areas of Expertise

Roger Hangarter’s research is in the general area of plant physiology and plant development. His major research focus is on the mechanisms by which plants perceive and respond to environmental stimuli such as light and gravity.

Other Information

Plants-In-Motion: sLowlife: “A Thing of Beauty: Spider Web” podcast: “Unwinding the Cucumber Tendril Mystery”: “Eco Report Feature – Roger Hangarter on Biodiversity”: “Eco Report Feature – Roger Hangarter on Biodiversity Part 2”:

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