Eduardo Blumwald

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Plant Sciences

Offices and Labs

1119 Plant Reproductive Biology Bldg.


Ph.D. - Hebrew University of Jerusalem and University of California, Berkeley - Bioenergetics


2003 - Alexander von Humboldt Prize
2008 - Fellow, Japan Society Promotion of Science
2011 - Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
2012 - Loomis Distinguished Lecturer, Iowa State University
2013 - RAICES Prize to Scientific Development and Cooperation, Ministry of Sciences and Technology, Argentina.
2013 - REDBIO-FAO International Prize, Latin American Biotechnology Network.
2014 - Fellow, American Society of Plant Biology

Department and Center Affiliations

Department of Plant Sciences, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences


American Society of Plant Biologists
Society for Experimental Biology
American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

CBS Grad Group Affiliations

Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Plant Biology

Specialties / Focus

Plant Biology
  • Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, and Genomics
  • Environmental and Integrative Biology

Graduate Groups not Housed in CBS

Horticulture and Agronomy


PRB 1201
  • Dr. Lianhai Fu (SRA) Dr. Masaaki Oto (Post-doctoral Fellow) Dr. Oliver Cagnac (Post-doctoral Fellow) Dr. Marina Leterrier (Post-doctoral Fellow) Dr. Udi Katz (Post-doctoral Fellow) Dr. Rosa M. Rivero (Post-doctoral Fellow) Dr. Jordan Sottosanto (Post-doctoral Fellow) Marina Large (graduate student) Ellen Tummimbang (IRRI, Philippines, graduate student) Suhaila Rahman (Dhaka Univ., Bangladesh) Dr. Mohammad Arif (visiting scholar, Pakistan) Dr. Hayian Li (visiting scholar, China) Anjuman Arif (visiting scholar, Pakistan) Mario G. Fon (technician)

Teaching Interests

Biotechnology, Membrane Biology, Stress Physiology (PLB161B. GGG210B)


BIT 162 Biotechnology (Spring)
PBI 200C ion transport and stress signaling (Spring)


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  • Rivero, RM., Kojima, M., Gepstein A., Sakakibara, H., Mittler, R., Gepstein, S., and Blumwald, E. (2007). Delayed leaf senescence induces extreme drought tolerance in a flowering plant. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 104:19631-19636.
  • Cagnac, O., Leterrier, M., Yeager, M. and Blumwald, E. (2007). Identification and characterization of vnx1p, a novel type of vacuolar monovalent cation/H+ antiporter of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. J. Biol. Chem. 282: 24284-24293.
  • Katz., E., Fon, M., Lee, Y.J., Phinney, B.S., Sadka, A, and Blumwald, E. (2007). The citrus fruit proteome: insights into citrus fruit metabolism. Planta 226: 989-1005.
  • Sottosanto, J.B. , Saranga, Y., Blumwald, E. (2007). Impact of AtNHX1, a vacuolar Na+/H+ antiporter, upon gene expression during short and long term salt stress in Arabidopsis thaliana. BMC Plant Biology. 7: 18. (doi:10.1186/1471-2229-7-18).
  • Apse, M.P. & Blumwald, E. (2007). Na+ transport in plants. FEBS Lett. 581:2247-2254.