Jose Ramon Planta

Graduate Student

PhD Student, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

BS, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of the Philippines, Quezon City (2003)

MS, Applied Bioscience, Hokkaido University, Sapporo (2005)



  • Non-Mendelian genetics, particularly imprinting
  • Maize as a system for studying parent-of-origin effects in imprinted genes
  • Global overview of imprinting in maize through transcriptomics and epigenetic analysis

Interests:  genetic and epigenetic controls of imprinting, plant transformation, genome-wide analysis