Jane DeWitt

Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Area of expertise: 

Bioremediation of chemical contaminants using plants

Heavy-metal accumulation in plants

About: 
The research in Jane DeWitt's laboratory focuses on understanding the mechanisms of heavy metal accumulation and transformation in higher plant systems from a chemical and molecular perspective. The goals of this research are to determine the change in speciation (oxidation state, geometry, coordination environment) that occurs upon accumulation of the metals by plants and to identify the biomolecules involved in metal complexation, thus providing insight into mechanisms of heavy metal tolerance in plants.
Highest Degree: 
Ph.D., Chemistry, Stanford University
Office Phone: 
(415) 338-1895
Email: 
dewitt@sfsu.edu