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Neil E. Robbins II


B.S. in Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology, Arizona State University, 2011

Current position

PhD candidate, Department of Biology, Stanford University


  1. Robbins, N. E., 2nd and Dinneny, J. R. (2015). The divining root: moisture-driven responses of roots at the micro- and macro-scale. J Exp Bot 66(8): 2145-2154.

  2. Robbins II, N. E., Trontin, C., Duan, L. and Dinneny, J. R. (2014). Beyond the Barrier: Commuication in the Root through the Endodermis. Plant Physiol 166: 551-559

  3. Bao, Y., Aggarwal, P., Robbins, N. E., 2nd, Sturrock, C. J., Thompson, M. C., Tan, H. Q., Tham, C., Duan, L., Rodriguez, P. L., Vernoux, T., Mooney, S. J., Bennett, M. J. and Dinneny, J. R. (2014). Plant roots use a patterning mechanism to position lateral root branches toward available water. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111(25): 9319-9324.

  4. Geyer, B. C., Kannan, L., Garnaud, P. E., Broomfield, C. A., Cadieux, C. L., Cherni, I., Hodgins, S. M., Kasten, S. A., Kelley, K., Kilbourne, J., Oliver, Z. P., Otto, T. C., Puffenberger, I., Reeves, T. E., Robbins, N., 2nd, Woods, R. R., Soreq, H., Lenz, D. E., Cerasoli, D. M. and Mor, T. S. (2010). Plant-derived human butyrylcholinesterase, but not an organophosphorous-compound hydrolyzing variant thereof, protects rodents against nerve agents. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107(47): 20251-20256.

Protocols by Neil E. Robbins II
  1. A Method to Analyze Local and Systemic Effects of Environmental Stimuli on Root Development in Plants