Nina Fedoroff

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Research Overview

Professor Fedoroff’s research interests include the molecular mechanisms of microRNA precursor processing and genetic and epigenetic regulation of transposon activity. Other research interests include novel approaches to the genetic modification of plants; biological approaches, including the use of transgenics for insect pest control; genetic modification of crop plants to increase heat and salt tolerance; the domestication of halophytes; and the design and improvement of integrated agriculture and aquaculture.

Key Research Areas

Epigenetics, Genomics

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


Molecular Biology, Ph.D., Rockefeller University


Award Date: Jan 1 1972

Biology and Chemistry, B.S., Syracuse University


Award Date: Jan 1 1966


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