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Department of Biology

Alejandro Calderon-UrreaAlejandro CalderonUrrea

Office: Science 10A
Phone (Office): (559) 278-4080
Fax: (559) 278-3963


  • B.Sc. (1979-1985), Genetics, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia
  • M.Sc. (1986-1988), Plant Molecular Biology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  • Ph.D. (1990-1996), Biology, Yale University
  • Postdoctoral Associate (1996-1997), Plant Gene Expression Center, USDA-ARS / UC-Berkeley, Albany, CA

Areas of Expertise

  • Molecular genetics of programmed cell death (PCD) in plants
  • Use of PCD in plant biotechnology
  • PCD during sex determination in plants
  • Transgenic plant development and plant biotechnology
  • Biofuels and other metabolites from algae