Victor Busov

Victor Busov
"I consider myself extremely fortunate to live in a time when genome revolution in many areas of biology is enabling unprecedented depth into our understanding of life."


  • Professor
  • PhD, Department of Genetics, North Carolina State University
  • MS, Department of Forestry, Southern Illinois University
  • BS, Bulgarian Higher Forestry Institute, Sofia, Bulgaria

Knowledge for the trees of tomorrow

In my laboratory we use methods of molecular genetics and genomics to understand how trees grow, develop and interact with their environment. Trees dominate terrestrial ecosystems and provide valuable resource and environmental services. The information and knowledge from our studies is helping grow, manage, and preserve healthy and productive forest ecosystem in United States and around the world.

Areas of Expertise

  • Regulation of winter bud dormancy
  • Gibberellins metabolism and signal transduction pathway
  • Regulation of lateral root formation in relation to nitrogen and drought stress
  • Regulation and evolution of secondary growth in woody perennials
  • Micro and small RNAs regulation of development and response to environment