Gregg A. Howe

Gregg A. Howe
  • MSU Foundation Professor, University Distinguished Professor
  • MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


Gregg A. Howe, University Distinguished Professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, and a researcher in the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, is an internationally recognized leader in research on plant hormone biology and how plants defend themselves in response to insects and other environmental stresses.

Howe received his BA and MS in biology from East Carolina University, and his PhD in biology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to joining MSU in 1997, he was a postdoctoral fellow at both Washington State University and the National Institutes of Health.

Howe has served on the editorial board of Plant Physiology for the past decade. The contributions he has made to his field have been nationally recognized with such honors as his being named a fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher in 2014 and 2015.