Researcher: Heidi Kaeppler

Areas of Research Expertise
  • Plant genetics
  • Biochemistry
  • Plant physiology
  • Climate
  • Cropping systems
  • Environment
  • Cereal crop molecular genetics and breeding with emphasis on small grains cereal crops such as oat, wheat, and barley
  • Genetic control of expression of important traits in cereals for use in plant breeding applications
  • Genetic systems underlying expression of important traits in cereals
  • Cereal crop transformation for efficient functional genomic research
  • Cereal crop improvement using both traditional and molecular techniques
Web Site Heidi Kaeppler's Department of Agronomy Website
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Current/Active Funding
  • WARF, 2002-2020, Laboratory share of royalty and licensing - Professor Heidi F. Kaeppler
  • Hatch Multi-State Research Formula Fund, 2015-2019, Fine mapping and characterization of a major quantitative trait locus (QTL) associated with somatic embryogenesis and regeneration ability in maize (Zea mays L.) (WIS01787)
Issued Patent(s)
USPTO Published Applications
Recent Publication(s)
  • Autophagic recycling plays a central role in maize nitrogen remobilization. Li F, Chung T, Pennington JG, Federico ML, Kaeppler HF, Kaeppler SM, Otegui MS, Vierstra RD. Plant Cell. 2015 May;27(5):1389-408. doi: 10.1105/tpc.15.00158. Epub 2015 May 5.

  • Whole transcriptome profiling of maize during early somatic embryogenesis reveals altered expression of stress factors and embryogenesis-related genes. Salvo SA, Hirsch CN, Buell CR, Kaeppler SM, Kaeppler HF. PLoS One. 2014 Oct 30;9(10):e111407. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0111407. eCollection 2014.

  • Interaction of photoperiod and vernalization determines flowering time of Brachypodium distachyon. Ream TS, Woods DP, Schwartz CJ, Sanabria CP, Mahoy JA, Walters EM,Kaeppler HF, Amasino RM. Plant Physiol. 2014 Feb;164(2):694-709. doi: 10.1104/pp.113.232678. Epub 2013 Dec 19.
Recent Artistic Works
Research Tools
Research Facilities
E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-262-0246
Current University UW–Madison
Department Agronomy
Title Associate Professor
Other Appointments
Address Line 1 461 Moore Hall - Agronomy
Address Line 2 1575 Linden Drive
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53706
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Other Degrees
Technologies Available for Licensing High-Yielding Oat Variety Called “Drumlin”

Early-Maturing Oat Variety Called "Moraine"

High-Yielding Oat Variety Called "Esker"