Richard Amasino is a Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor. His lab uses genetics and biochemistry to study plant development and the regulation of flowering. Amasino also encourages undergraduate students to explore genetics through experiments with Brassica rapa.
Amasino has been honored with numerous awards for both teaching and research. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2006.
Amasino received his BS in biology from Pennsylvania State University and his PhD in biology and biochemistry from Indiana University, Bloomington.