Dorothea Tholl

Professor of Biological Sciences
  • Ph.D., Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, 1996
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, 1997 - 2002
  • Visiting Scientitst, Washington State University, 1997 - 1999
  • Postdoctoral Fellow and Junior Group Leader, University of Michigan, Max-Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, 2003 - 2005
409 Latham Hall (MC 0390)
220 Ag Quad Lane
Blacksburg, VA


The Tholl Lab Website


Major Fields of Interest

Biology, Functional Genomics, and Biochemistry of Chemical Communication


Current Research

The Tholl Lab studies the formation and biological functions of small molecules or "info"-chemicals in organism-environment interactions. Current research is focused on the 1) Genomics, metabolism, and functions of volatile "messengers" in plant roots and the rhizosphere; 2) Biochemical evolution, chemical ecology and genetic engineering of insect pheromones.