Steve Long| | University of Illinois
ROGUE Director Steve Long is the Ikenberry Endowed Chair of Plant Biology and Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois. His research has increased our understanding of how global climate change is affecting plants, and is helping to inform approaches to increase crop yields by improving the efficiency of photosynthesis. Steve's expertise ranges from plant molecular biology to in silico crop design and field analyses of the impacts of atmospheric change on food crops. For ROGUE, he will lead the project as well as the Miscanthus transformations, field trials, and phenotyping our crop's photosynthetic performance and productivity.
Steve has work published in more than 300 peer-reviewed journals, including Nature and Science. Steve was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 2013, and has been recognized by Thomson Reuters as a highly cited researcher in the field of plant and animal science every year since 2005. He earned his bachelor's degree in agricultural botany from Reading University and went on to earn his doctorate in plant environmental physiology from Leeds University.