Patrick Perry
Principal Investigator
Research Coordinator

Professional Profile

My background is primarily in molecular biology, applied plant physiology, and agronomy of tobacco and industrial hemp. Utilizing this laboratory and field experience, the KTRDC Field Research Program is well equipped for both conventional and regulated transgenic field research. My duties as a Research Coordinator include proposing, designing, and performing field trials, data analytics, reporting, field support for KTRDC researchers, and outreach.

Research Interests

  • Biofuels and Sustainable Energy
  • Pharmacognosy and Plant-based Pharmaceutical Production
  • Metabolic Engineering
  • Applied Field Agronomy of Tobacco and Industrial Hemp


  • BS in Agricultural Biotechnology, University of Kentucky
  • MS in Integrated Plant and Soil Sciences (in progress), University of Kentucky