Lloyd W Sumner



Lloyd W. Sumner, Ph.D.
Professor, Plant Biology Division
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
2510 Sam Noble Parkway
Ardmore, OK 73401
Telephone Office 580.224.6710 | Fax 580.224.6692
Telephone Laboratory 580.224.6712

Dr. Sumner acquired his B.Sc. degree in chemistry and mathematics in 1989 from Cameron University in Lawton, OK, USA and a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry in 1993 from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK, USA.  He then joined Texas A&M University, College Station TX, where he was the Director of the Mass Spectrometry Applications Laboratory and where he later served as the cofounder and Associate Director of the TAMU Laboratory for Biological Mass Spectrometry with Prof. David H Russell.  He joined The Noble Foundation in 1999 and has risen to the rank of Professor within the Plant Biology Division.  While at the Noble Foundation, Dr. Sumner has built a research program focused around the development and integration of large-scale biochemical profiling of plant metabolites, proteins, and transcripts (metabolomics, proteomics and transcriptomics) for the discovery and characterization of the molecular and biochemical components related to plant natural products biosynthesis.  He also applies these integrated omics technologies for greater insight into the physiological and biochemical consequences of gene expression and system responses to genetic and environmental perturbations.  In the process, he has published over 90 peer reviewed articles and book chapters.  Dr. Sumner’s research is supported by The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, The NSF 2010, NSF Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, the NSF Major Research Instrumentation program, NSF-JST joint Metabolomics, and The Oklahoma Commission for the Advancement of Science and Technology.  Dr. Sumner is currently a Fellow of The American Association for the Advancement of Science, current Treasurer and past President of the Metabolomics Society, Co-founding Member of the International Advisory Committee for Plant Metabolomics, Adjunct Professor at Oklahoma State University Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and a Distinguished Alumni of Cameron University.  Dr. Sumner serves as a Managing Editor for Plant Physiology and as an Editorial Board member for the journal Metabolomics.