These faculty have major research interests in plant genome editing. All members must be affiliated with any academic department of the University. New members may self-nominate, or be nominated by an existing member. Nominations must be approved by a 2/3 majority of members voting. The CPPG Director will review membership annually.

Member Benefits

CPPG seminars are open to and benefit the entire University community.

In addition to the seminars mentioned above, full members also receive the following:

  • Eligibility for financial resources available through CPPG (travel awards, equipment grants, etc.)
  • Access to internal Center transformation facility intended to lower member reliance on external collaborators.
  • Involvement in developing external annual Genome Writer's Guild event.
  • Participation opportunities in joint meetings/consortia with external groups - rotating locales
  • Participation in annual Itasca retreat (TBD)

Facilities Access

  • Biolistic Particle Delivery System access
  • Tissue culture facility access
  • Space and resources for entrepreneurial innovation
  • Assistance taking ideas to OVPR/market


Member Expectations

To retain status as a full member, faculty and their research groups are expected to regularly participate in the CPPG events and to submit an annual membership renewal form every December. 

Full members who have not participated regularly may be asked to either switch to Associate status or relinquish their membership.

  • The Director reports to the Dean of CBS.
  • The Director will work with faculty members to develop yearly plans for Center activities.
  • The Director will represent the Center to the University and the broader scientific community, maintaining close communication with with other related centers, interdisciplinary groups, and external industry groups.
  • The Director supervises an administrative person for the Center, and has authority for personnel decisions regarding this staff.