- 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
Major Fields of Interest
Biology, Functional Genomics, and Biochemistry of Chemical Communication
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.