Horticultural Sciences

Dr. Donald R. McCarty

Professor

Mailing Address:
Fifield Hall
2550 Hull Road
PO Box 110690
Gainesville, Florida 32611

Office: 2237 Fifield Hall
Phone: (352) 273-4846
E-mail: drm@ufl.edu

  • Areas of Research
    • Comparative genomics
    • Seed development
    • Plant hormones
    • Carotenoid metabolism
  • Educational Background
    • Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin (1985)
    • M.S., Agronomy (NSF Fellow), University of Wisconsin (1982)
    • B.S., Agronomy, Iowa State University (1979)
  • Work Experience
    • Associate Director, University of Florida Genetics Institute, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (2005-present).
    • Professor, Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Program, Horticultural Sciences Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (1997-present)
    • Associate Professor, Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Program, Horticultural Sciences Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (1991-1997).
    • Assistant Professor, Vegetable Crops Dept., University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (1986-1991).
    • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Vegetable Crops Dept., University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (1985-1986), with L. Curtis Hannah (maize genetics and molecular biology of sucrose metabolism)
  • Honors and Awards
    • Executive Board of the UF Genetics Institute, a campus wide institute devoted to training and research in modern genetics (2001-present)
    • Associate Director, UF Genetics Institute (2005-present)
    • UF Research Foundation Professor (1997-1999)
    • UF/IFAS 1998 Award of Excellence for Graduate Research
    • UF Research Achievement Award (1992)