Dean Della Penna

University Distinguished Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Regular Faculty, Molecular Plant Sciences Program
Location: 212 Biochemistry
Profile photo of  Dean Della Penna
Photo of: Dean Della Penna

Bio

# Titles
* University Distinguished Professor
* MSU Foundation Professor
* Member, National Academy of Sciences

# Education
* Ph.D. 1987, UC-Davis, California
* B.S. 1984, Ohio University

# Previous Appointments
* Associate Professor, 2000-02, MSU
* Associate Professor, 1996-00, University of Nevada
* Assistant Professor, 1990-96, University of Arizona
* McKnight Postdoctoral Fellow, 1989-90, Washington State University
* Visiting Scientist, 1989, Dept. of Scientific and Industrial Research, Auckland, New Zealand
* Postdoctoral Research Associate, 1989, UC-Davis

# Awards
* 2021 - National Academy of Sciences 
* 2014 - Michigan State University Foundation Professor
* 2013 - University Distinguished Professor, Michigan State University
* 2011-16 - Editorial Board, Annual Review of Plant Biology
* 2009 - Elected Vice Chair of 2011 - Gordon Conference on Plant Metabolic Engineering, Chair for 2013
* 2008 - MSU Distinguished Faculty Award
* 2008 - Elected AAAS Fellow

# Links
* ~~[DellaPenna Lab News](https://bmb.natsci.msu.edu/faculty/dean-dellapenna/dellapenna-lab-news/)~~
* [Current Research](https://bmb.natsci.msu.edu/labs/dellapenna-lab/current-research.aspx)
* [Recent Publications](https://bmb.natsci.msu.edu/labs/dellapenna-lab/recent-publications.aspx)
* [DellaPenna Lab Members](https://bmb.natsci.msu.edu/labs/dellapenna-lab/dellapenna-lab-members.aspx)
* ~~[Previous DellaPenna Lab Members](https://bmb.natsci.msu.edu/directory-profiles/faculty/dean-dellapenna/previous-dellapenna-lab-members.aspx)~~
* [Maize Nutrigenomics](http://maizegenomics.uga.edu/)
* [Medicinal Plant Metabolomics Resource](http://mpgr.uga.edu/)