Lauren Brzozowski

Lauren Brzozowski

Lauren Brzozowski

Assistant Professor

315 Plant Sciences Building 1405 Veterans Drive Lexington, KY 40546-0312

Last Revised: Mar 18th, 2024

Professional Biography

The Brzozowski Lab studies the genetics of plant traits that mediate interactions between plants and other species. We are interested in plant traits, especially metabolites, that affect plant-pest interactions and contribute to human nutrition, and instances when these traits overlap. We integrate a variety of cutting-edge techniques - including genomics, transcriptomics and metabolomics - with field work to understand the genetic basis of these traits. We apply these findings in plant breeding for sustainable and climate-resilient regional agricultural systems.


2022 - Assistant Professor of Molecular Plant Breeding and Genomics, University of Kentucky

2022 - Research Geneticist, USDA-ARS

2020-2022 - Postdoctoral Research Associate, Cornell University


Ph.D., Plant Breeding & Genetics, Cornell University, 2020
B.S., Horticulture, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2014
B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2013

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Rebecca McCulley, Ph.D.
Department Chair

105 Plant Sciences Building Lexington, KY 40546-0312

(859) 257-5020