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Gary Stutte

Plant Physiology Lead Advanced Life Support & Space Biology Program Dynamac Corp.
Kennedy Space Center


Advanced Life Support program

Dr. Stutte is a plant physiologist with the Advanced Life Support program, who is interested in environmental regulation of whole plant growth and development. In his current position, he coordinates activities in the Biomass Production Chamber at KSC, where he is trying to identify natural occurring compounds which regulate plant growth.


Following two years of training in Horticultural Food Science at the University of Arkansas, Gary received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Sciences from Oklahoma State University. He then pursued graduate studies on the mode of action of the plant hormone ethylene in the Department of Horticulture at the University of Georgia.Then for a complete change of pace, he began looking at the mechanisms for regulating flowering in olives at the University of California, Davis, and obtained his Ph.D. in 1984. Prior to joining the ALS program at Kennedy Space Center in 1992,

Teacher and Researcher

Dr. Stutte was teacher and researcher at the University of Maryland, where he conducted work on environmental regulation of fruit crops.



Extracurricular Activities

In his spare time, he enjoys reading, collecting masks, spending time at the beach, playing soccer with his two sons and being a Cub Scout den leader. Dr. Stutte is currently learning to surf... with only marginal success! Dr. Stutte is an active member of the American Society for Horticultural Sciences and Plant Growth Regulation Society of America.


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