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Dr. Argelia Lorence
Professor of Metabolic Engineering
Vaughn Endowed Professorship; Director, A-State Phenomics Facility
- Ph.D. Biotechnology, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Cuernavaca, Mexico
- M.Sc. Biotechnology, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Cuernavaca, Mexico
- B.Sc. Biochemical Engineering, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa(UAM-I), Mexico
- Molecular Genetics and Genomics
- Topics in Molecular Biosciences
- Biochemistry Laboratory
- Chemistry Seminar
- Plant metabolic engineering
- Vitamin C metabolism
- Plant stress tolerance
- Plant high throughput phenotyping
- American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS)
- North American Plant Phenotyping Network (NAPPN)
- North East Arkansas Hispanic Professional Network (NEAHPN)
- Phytochemical Society of North America (PSNA)
- Sigma Xi
Lorence grew up in Mexico, and joined ABI/A-State in 2005. She was at Virginia Tech before coming to Arkansas. Her life-long passion is biochemistry. Lorence was part of the team that in 2004 published the discovery of a new biosynthetic pathway for vitamin C in plants. At A-State Lorence leads a research team involved in understanding how plants make this essential vitamin using myo-inositol as the main building block. Her group also studies how vitamin C delays aging and contributes to confer plants tolerance to stresses. Her current model plants of study are: Arabidopsis, tobacco, tomato, and rice. Since 2011 she also leads the A-State Plant High Throughput Phenotyping Facility.
Building: Arkansas Biosciences Institute