Horticulture Professor B.W. “Joe” Poovaiah gained international prominence for his pioneering research on calcium/calmodulin-modulated signaling in plants that he initiated when he began his career as a WSU faculty member in 1975.
Over the years, his research has attracted millions of dollars of outside funding from various granting agencies. Along with his research accomplishments, his exemplary teaching and mentoring helped him achieve his new title of Regents Professor.
When Poovaiah started his research virtually nothing was known about the calcium messenger system in plants. “Before … » More …