Advisory Committee

The ABRC Advisory Committee consists of six Arabidopsis scientists plus a permanent representative from the European Arabidopsis Stock Centre (NASC). Terms are three years, with two positions changing annually. Membership rotation allows broader community involvement in the Center’s activities. The Committee meets annually, at a scientific conference – with on-site meetings at OSU occurring every third year. The current Committee membership is listed below.




Mary Gehring

Affiliation: Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research


Phone: 617-324-0343

Term Served: 2016-2019


Bob Schmitz

Affiliation: University of Georgia


Phone: 706-542-1887

Term Served: 2016-2019




Yuling Jiao

Affiliation: Chinese academy of Sciences


Phone: +86-10-64806272

Term Served: 2018-2021



Yanhai Yin

Affiliation: Iowa State University


Phone: 515-294-4816

Term Served: 2017-2020




Rebecca Mosher

Affiliation: University of Arizona


Phone: +44 7958 233 299 (sabbatical)

Term Served: 2017-2020



Sean May

Affiliation: Nottingham Arabidopsis Stock Centre


Phone: +44 (0)115 951 3306

Term Served: permanent




J. Chris Pires

Affiliation: University of Missouri


Phone: 573-882-0619

Term Served: 2018-2021





Past Members


Jose M. Alonso

Mary Anderson

Fred Ausubel

Julia Bailey-Serres

Bonnie Bartel

Judith Bender

Philip Benfey

Mary Berlyn

Siobhan Brady

Caren Chang

Xuemei Chen

Gloria Coruzzi

Xing-Wang Deng

Joseph R. Ecker

Mark A. Estelle

Ken Feldmann

Charles S. Gasser

Mary Lou Guerinot

Elizabeth Harris

Joseph Kieber

Yijun Qi

Ann Loraine




Hong Ma

Kathleen Matthews

Robertson McClung

Peter McCourt

David Meinke

Elliot Meyerowitz

Blake Meyers

Bernard Mulligan

Magnus Nordborg

Scott Poethig

Nicholas James Provart

Eric J. Richards

Marty Sachs

Julian Schroeder

Chris Somerville

Shauna Somerville

Patricia Springer

Detlef Weigel

Bernd Weisshaar

Brenda W. Winkel

Isabell Witt