Gurmukh S Johal

Gurmukh (Guri) S. Johal

Department of Botany and Plant Pathology
Purdue University



Gurmukh (Guri) S. Johal is a professor of maize genetics and Pathology in the department of Botany and Plant Pathology. He has worked in both academic and industrial settings. Prior to coming to Purdue in 2002, Dr. Johal was a senior scientist at Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. from 1999 to June 2001, and prior to that an assistant professor in the department of Agronomy at University of Missouri-Columbia from 1993 to 1998. Dr. Johal is interested in interdisciplinary research that not only addresses fundamental problems concerning how plants contend with stresses – both biotic and abiotic - but also how to translate the knowledge gained into field applications. He has a broad base of training with expertise in genetics, genomics, breeding, pathology, biochemistry and physiology. Dr. Johal received his PhD from Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada, and MS from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India.

Contact Information: 

Botany and Plant Pathology, Purdue University
915 W. State Street
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2054
Phone: (765) 494-4448
FAX: (765) 494-0363