International Plant & Animal Genome Conference / PAG 32 • January 10-15, 2025  •  San Diego, CA, USA

PAG31 5 Amy Marshall Colon smAssociate Professor, Department of Plant Biology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA

Tuesday, January 16,  8:45 AM / Atlas Ballroom

Talk Title:  “Integrative Modeling for the Development of in Silico Crops”


Bio: Amy Marshall-Colón is an Associate Professor in the Department of Plant Biology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She completed her MS degree in Agronomy at the University of Florida, her PhD in Horticulture at Purdue University, and her postdoc at the Center for Genomics and Systems Biology at New York University. She uses a systems biology approach to study regulatory mechanisms controlling plant response to the environment, with special focus on nitrogen signaling. She seeks to improve crop productivity using multiscale modeling to predict gene to phenotype relationships and direct bioengineering efforts. Dr. Marshall-Colon uses integrative modeling to investigate the multi-scale regulation of crop response to genetic and environmental perturbations. To better understand how plant genotype translates to observed molecular phenotypes and traits, she applies a systems biology approach to explore two distinct but connected focus areas: i) cross-communication among signaling pathways; and ii) integrative and multiscale modeling to analyze gene-by-environment interactions.