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David W. Ow
   Director, Plant Gene Engineering Center
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   723 Xingke Road, Tianhe, Guangzhou
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01/10-present Principal Investigator & Director, Plant Gene Engineering Center, South China Botanical Garden, 723 Xingke Road, Tianhe, Guangzhou, China 510650. Tel: 86-020-37252700, Email:
12/86-12/09 Principal Investigator, Plant Gene Expression Center, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, 800 Buchanan Street, Albany, CA 94710. Website:
08/84-12/86 National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Diego, CA, Laboratory of Stephen H. Howell
08/83-07/84 Chinese Academy of Science Visiting Fellow, Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology, Shanghai, China, Laboratory of San-Chiun Shen (沈善炯)
01/83-07/83 Postdoctoral Fellow in Genetics, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, Laboratory of Frederick Ausubel
09/78-01/83 Ph.D. in Cellular Developmental Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Graduate Research with Frederick Ausubel
04/74-06/78 A.B. in Genetics, University of California, Berkeley, CA. Undergraduate Research with Richard Calendar and Z. Renee Sung

Research Interest:

1.  Plant genome engineering through recombinase mediated site-specific recombination.

2.  Molecular mechanisms of heavy metal and oxidative stress tolerance.

3.  Urban crop production through vertical agriculture.


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2003  USDA Pacific West Area Senior Scientist of the Year Award.

2010  China and Guangdong Thousand Talent Award.

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Supported Projects:

Ministry of Agriculture Grant on developing site-specific integration in rice.

Guangdong Province Grant on developing recombinase-mediated plant genome engineering.

Guangdong Province Natural Science Foundation grant on oxidative stress tolerance in plants.

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