Associate Professor of Biology
Post-Doctoral fellow in plant developmental genetics, The University of California: Berkeley
Ph.D., Microbiology, The University of Tennessee
B.S., Biology, Washington and Lee University
View my Curriculum Vitae
Area of Expertise:
I study how molecules are transported across membranes in plants and how these processes affect seed germination and overall distribution of sugars in plants.
Courses I Teach:
- BI153: Introductory Cell Biology and Genetics
- BI205: Biological Communications
- BI247: Plant Biology
- BI325: Molecular Biology
- Lubkowitz, M (2011). The Oligopeptide Transporters: A small gene family with a diverse group of substrates and functions? Molecular Plant 4(3):407-15.
- Bang-Jensen, V., and Lubkowitz, M. (2010) Student-led garden tours: Fertile ground for interdisciplinary collaboration. Teaching Professor 24(3):7.
- Vasconcelos, M., Li, G., Lubkowitz, M., and Grusak, M. (2008) Characterization of the PT Clade of Oligopeptide Transporters in Rice. Plant Genome 1:77-88.
- Lubkowitz, M.A. (2006). The OPT family functions in long distance peptide and metal transport in plants. In Genetic Engineering: principles and methods, volume 27, 35-55. ed J. Setlow (Springer).
- Current grant through the National Science Foundation (2011-2016). Title: Genetic and genomic approaches to understanding long-distant transport and carbon partitioning in plants. This is a collaborative project between the University of Missouri, University of Florida, Vermont EPScOR, University of Nebraska, Purdue University, and Saint Michael's College.
- I am also co-authoring a monthly column with Professor Valerie Bang-Jensen in the Education Department titled "Books in Bloom" that is published by the National Garden Association
Class Appreciation Award, 2011
Life Off Campus:
I am an avid cyclist (roadie :)), whitewater kayaker, and skate skier. Some days, I think I am a gourmet and others a gourmand but either way I am a big fan of using meals to build community and family. At home, we grow food year round in our gardens and four season greenhouse. We are the proud owners of Huntington, Vermont’s first vineyard (named Briefly Complex and unfortunately it is an accurate name) and my wife and I have hosted a dinner party every 15th of the month for the last 17 years! Culinary delights are often found often in my classroom.