Dr. von Arnim holds a M.S. degree in Biology from the University of Freiburg, Germany, and a Ph.D. in Biological Science (Plant Virology) from the University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom. He held a postdoctoral appointment in plant developmental biology at Yale University. Dr. von Arnim joined the University of Tennessee in the Department of Botany in 1996, and joined the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology in 2005. He is the Director of the UT-ORNL Graduate School of Genome Science and Technology and is a strong advocate for graduate training at the interface of computational and experimental biology. Dr. von Arnim’s research centers on the regulation of protein synthesis (translation), using the reference plant species Arabidopsis for genome wide studies. He also has expertise with luminescence-based biosensors for real-time in-vivo experimentation in cell and molecular biology.
Focus Areas: Translational Control of Gene Expression | Bioluminescence and Biosensors
Skills and Expertise: Molecular Genetics | Plant Biology