Patrick Masson, Professor of Genetics, has been elected as an Associate of the Section of Natural Sciences of the Royal Academy of Sciences, Letters and Arts of Belgium — the Belgian equivalent of the National Academy of Sciences. A Belgian citizen, Masson earned his Ph.D. at the Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques de l’état, Gembloux, Belgium, in 1986 and has retained strong ties with researchers at Gembloux as well as at the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium. One of his former postdocs is currently running the genomics facility at the University of Gent. His research interests involve molecular genetics, genomics, plant genetics. His research group uses the model organism, Arabidopsis thaliana, and studies the molecular and cellular mechanisms that govern root growth behaviors in response to external stimuli like gravity and touch.
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences