Regents Professor, Director of the Center for Plant Lipid Research & Coordinator of the Plant Signaling Cluster
Dr. Chapman's research interests include biochemistry, plant cell biology, lipid signaling, and metabolic engineering.
Dr. Kent Chapman teaches classes in the following areas: cell biology, biology of higher plants and advanced cell biology.
Doctor of Philosophy in botany; Dissertation Title: "The Cellular Origin of Membrane Lipids for Enlarging Cottonseed Glyoxysomes" Arizona State University
Bachelor of Arts in biology, Lycoming College
Chapman's specific research projects are in the following topics:
- regulation of lipid metabolism in plants
- lipid signaling
- metabolic pathway engineering of vegetable oils
- bio-based applications
- The yeast lipin orthologue Pah1p is important for biogenesis of lipid droplets, (2011)
- N-Acylethanolamine (NAE) inhibits growth in Arabidopsis thaliana seedlings via ABI3-dependent and -independent pathways, (2011)
- The seeds of green energy: expanding the contribution of plant oils as biofuels, (2011)