Richard Dixon | Department of Biological Sciences

Richard Dixon

Distinguished Research Professor, Co-Director of the Biodiscovery Institute
(940) 565-2308
Science Research Building 133
Dr. Dixon's research interests include: modification of lignin and cell wall polymers in bioenergy crops; improvement of forage quality in alfalfa; flavonoid compounds and human health.


  • Doctor of Science, University of Oxford
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Botany, University of Oxford.
  • Master of Arts, Biochemistry, University of Oxford

Selected Publications:

The following are the most recent publications of Dixon's:

  • A polymer of caffeyl alcohol in plant seeds. (2012)
  • MATE2 mediates vacuolar sequestration of flavonoid glycosides and glycoside malonates in Medicago truncatula. (2011)
  • Salicylic acid mediates the reduced growth of lignin down-regulated plants. (2011)

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