Phat Do - Postdoctoral Research Associates


Division of Plant Sciences

201 Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center

1201 E. Rollins Street

University of Missouri-Columbia

Columbia MO 65211


Lab phone: (573) 884 4799



2016 Ph.D.     University of Missouri

2009 M.S.       Vietnam National University of Agriculture

2003 B.S.        Vietnam National University of Agriculture



November 2003 –July 2011:

Research Assistant: Institute of Biotechnology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology

August 2011 – June 2016:

Ph.D. Student: Division of Plant Science, University of Missouri



Transposon mutants and CRISPR/Cas9 targeted mutagenesis technologies in soybean.



Stacey MG. Cahoon RE, Nguyen HT, Nguyen CT, Cui Y, Sato S, Phoka N, Clark KM, Liang Y, Forrester J, Batek J, Do PT, Sleper DA, Clemente TE, Cahoon EB, Stacey G (2016) Identification of Homogentisate Dioxygenase as a Target for Vitamin E Biofortification in Oilseeds. Plant Physiol. 172(3):1506-1518

Do P, Lee HY, Mookkan M, Folk WR, Zhang Z (2016) Rapid and efficient Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) employing standard binary vectors and bar gene as a selectable marker. Plant Cell Rep. 35(10):2065-76

Do P, De Tar JR, Lee H, Folta M, Zhang Z (2016) Expression of ZmGA20ox cDNA alters plant morphology and increases biomass production of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.). Plant Biotechnol J. 14(7):1532-40

Do P, Zhang Z (2015) Sorghum transformation: Achievements, challenges, and perspectives. In: Recent advancements in gene expression and enabling technologies in crop plants. Azhakanandam K, Silverstone A, Daniell H, Davey MR, ed. Springer-Verlag, New York, p1-455.