ISSS International Society for Seed Science Conference 2017



Bruce Downie

Associate Professor
University of Kentucky, Lexington

Bruce Downie received his BSc from Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia in 1986, Masters in Silviculture from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå in 1989, worked in the National Tree Seed Center, Forestry Canada, Petawawa, Ontario 1989-91, obtained a Ph.D in Botany from the University of Guelph in 1994, and occupied a post-doctoral position at the University of California, Davis until 1998 when he joined the Department of Horticulture at the University of Kentucky, Lexington where he is currently Associate Professor. With collaborators from China, India, and Brazil, his lab studies protein repair mechanisms, the interaction of the Late Embryogenesis Abundant Proteins with the stress susceptible proteome, and the role the Raffinose family of oligosaccharides play in protecting seed cells from dehydration stress.