Eric Roberts

Fogarty Life Science (FLS) 219
(401) 456-8010
(401) 456-9632

Academic Background

Ph. D., University of Texas, Austin
A.B. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Courses Taught

BIOL 108 Basic Principles of Biology
BIOL 354 Plant Growth & Development
BIOL 491 Research in Biology
BIOL 533 Research Methods in Molecular Biology


Biology Club Advisor

Research Interests

Plant cell biology, plant physiology, synthesis of plant polysaccharides and cell walls, biology of algae and cryptogams.


1. Nixon BT, Mansouri K, Singh A, Du J, Davis JK, Lee JG, Slabaugh E, Vandavasi VG, O?Neill H, Roberts EM and Roberts AW. 2016. Comparative structural and computational analysis supports eighteen cellulose synthases in the plant cellulose synthesis complex. Scientific Reports. 6:28696

2. Roberts AW, Roberts EM, Haigler CH. 2012. Moss cell walls: structure and biosynthesis. Frontiers in Plant Science. 3:166.

3. Roberts E, and Roberts AW. 2009. A Cellulose Synthase (CESA) gene from the red alga Porphyra yezoensis (Rhodophyta) Journal of Phycology. 45(1):203-12.

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