Vladimir Shulaev Lab

     Vladimir Shulaev
     Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
     College of Arts and Sciences
     University of North Texas
     Denton, TX 76203-5017

     Email: Vladimir.Shulaev@unt.edu




Research Interests
     • Metabolomics Technology and Bioinformatics
     • Applications of metabolomics to functional genomics and systems biology
     • Application of metabolomics to study gene function in Arabidopsis
     • Woodland strawberry (Fragaria vesca) as a model for fruit functional genomics
     • Metabolomics and cancer
     • Metabolomics and malaria
     • Metabolomics and yeast systems biology


Professional Preparation
• Ph.D., Plant Biology, Rutgers University, NJ, 1995
• Ph.D., Biological Sciences, Ukraine Academy of Sciences, 1987
• M.S., Genetics, Kiev State University, 1982

Dr. Vladimir Shulaev came to UNT in 2010 and is Professor in the Deartment of Biological Sciences. He received his Ph.D. in Plant Biology from Rutgers University (1995), a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, Ukraine Academy of Sciences (1987), and an M.S. in Genetics from Kiev State University (1982). Dr. Shulaev's research focuses on studying the biochemical, cellular and molecular mechanisms of plant responses to biotic and abiotic stress. Susceptibility of crops to stresses-diseases, drought, high salinity, temperature, and others-significantly reduces global agriculture productivity. Efforts to improve plant stress tolerance through traditional breeding or genetic engineering have had limited success, due in part, to a poor understanding of the basic mechanisms underlying plant adaptive responses to stress. A more mechanistic understanding of the underlying plant responses to environmental stresses is essential in formulating future breeding and engineering strategies aimed at reducing crop losses. Dr. Vladimir Shulaev’s Research Group is also interested in developing metabolomics technology and applying high-throughput metabolite profiling to study stress response in microorganisms, plants and animals.