Jurgen Engelberth

Jurgen Engelberth, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone: (210) 458-7831
Email: Jurgen.Engelberth@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
  • Metabolic Analysis of Signaling Compounds
  • Regulation Pathway Leading to Jasmonic Acid Production


Ph.D. in Biology; Ruhr-Universit├Ąt, Germany
M.S. in Biology; Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat, Germany
B.S. in Biology; Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat, Germany

Research Interests

Dr. Engelberth's research focuses on the role of so-called "green leaf volatiles" (GLV), the common "green" smell of plants, as mediators of plant stress responses. GLV are well known as compounds that prime stress responses, thereby effectively protecting plants without investing valuable metabolic resources. However, even after almost 20 years of research little is known about how GLV regulate these processes. The lab is investigating the molecular mechanisms of GLV-induced priming and how these affect the physiology of the plant during stress responses.

Training Opportunities

Dr. Engelberth's lab studies the effects of GLV on plants under abiotic and biotic stress conditions. They use physiological, analytical, and molecular techniques to analyze these responses and to assess the effectivity of GLV-induced signaling. Students on all levels are welcomed to work in the lab on these topics.


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