Kent Chapman | Department of Biological Sciences

Kent Chapman

Kent Chapman
Regents Professor, Director of the Biodiscovery Institute- Plant Biochemisty
LIFE Sciences B414

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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, advanced research experiences, 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
  • bioenergy
  • bio-based applications


Horn PJ, KD Chapman (2023) Imaging plant metabolism in situ, J Exp Bot, Vol. 75(6): 1654-167, erad423,

Arias-Gaguancela O, M Aziz, KD Chapman (2023) Fatty acid amide hydrolase and 9-lipoxygenase modulate cotton seedling growth by ethanolamide oxylipin levels. Plant Physiology 191(2): 1234-1253, kiac556,

Guzha A, Whitehead P, Ischebeck T, Chapman KD (2023) Lipid Droplets: Packing Hydrophobic Molecules Within the Aqueous Cytoplasm. Annual Review of Plant Biology, 74: 195-223.

Borisjuk, L., Horn, P., Chapman, K.D., Jakob, P.M., G√ľndel, A. and Rolletschek, H. (2023) Seeing Plants As Never Before. New Phytologist 238 (5), 1775-1794. Tansley Review.

Busta L, KD Chapman, EB Cahoon (2022) Better together: Protein partnerships for lineage-specific oil accumulation. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 66: 102191.