Don Durzan

Professor Emeritus of Environmental Horticulture


Plant Sciences

Offices and Labs

163 Environmental Horticulture


1963 PhD Cornell University
1959 BS McMaster University, Canada


NASA Biomedical Award: Johnson Space Center 2002. Patents for the enhanced bioproduction and extraction of taxanes, reported in NASA tech Briefs, Sept. pp. 66-67.


Adjunct Professor, Forest Products Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley

CBS Grad Group Affiliations

Plant Biology

Specialties / Focus

Plant Biology
  • Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Environmental and Integrative Biology


HOR 102 Environmental Horticulture

Personal Interests

American art history, pharmacology, space biology


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  • Durzan DJ and MC Pedroso. 2002. Nitric oxide and reactive nitric oxide species in plants. Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Reviews. 19:293-337
  • Garces H, Durzan DJ and MC Pedroso. 2001. Mechanical stress elicits nitric oxide formation and DNA fragmentation in Arabidopsis thaliana. Annals of Botany. 87:567-574
  • Durzan DJ. 2000. Metabolic engineering of plant cells in a space environment. Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Reviews. 17:349-383