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Ed Cahoon, Ph.D.

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Cahoon is the George Holmes University Professor of Biochemistry and Director of the Center for Plant Science Innovation at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He served as a senior scientist at DuPont Crop Genetics and a principal investigator at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.

He was appointed in 2015 as a Changjiang Scholar Professor by the China Ministry of Education at Huazhong Agricultural University in Wuhan, China. Dr. Cahoon’s lab conducts basic and applied research on plant lipid metabolism to enhance the nutritional and industrial value of crop plants and to probe the synthesis and function of bioactive lipids, including sphingolipids, for improved crop performance and quality. He is the author of more than 100 publications and inventor or co-inventor on 30 issued U.S. patents in plant biotechnology.

He received his B.S. in biochemistry from Virginia Tech, an M.S. in plant physiology from Cornell University, and Ph.D. in plant biochemistry and molecular biology from Michigan State University.