Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Andris Kleinhofs

Andris Kleinhofs
259 Johnson Hall
PO Box 646420
Pullman WA 99164-6420 USA
Phone 509-335-4389
FAX 509-335-8674

Retired in May, 2010 after a 43-year career teaching and conducting research in basic plant science and molecular genetics of barley at Washington State University. During his career he published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles in prestigious journals such as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Theoretical and Applied Genetics, and Cell Cycle. He is widely recognized as an international leader in plant science and molecular genetics. His research continues to make significant contributions to the basic understanding of plant disease resistance gene function as well as providing practical methods of controlling major diseases such as stem rust, Fusarium head blight and spot blotch. Andy’s past graduate students have gone on to take prestigious positions in industry and as university faculty members, endowed chairs, and administrators. Colleagues and current and former students recognize and appreciate Andy’s commitment to formal and informal mentoring. In recent times, Andy has even divulged secret fishing and mushroom hunting spots to a select few. Andy will continue in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences on a 30% appointment while he completes ongoing research projects and graduate students.


B.S., M.S., Ph.D. University of Nebraska 1958, 1964, 1967


Barley, genetics, nitrate reductase, RFLP, regulation, mRNA, cloning, sequencing. Barley nitrate reductase gene structure and regulation. Barley genome analysis.