I am chairing an ESCOP review of the U.S. National Plant Germplasm System.
Plant genetic resources are our national foundation and insurance policy for crop improvement in the future. My work contributes to crop resources being safer, more valuable, and more accessible.
We have applied strategies and tools of genomics and population genetics to find new variants of crop genes important to breeding better plants.
Genetic analyses of crop collections and natural populations now are underway to 'mine' new and potentially useful genes for agriculture.
- Other Federal non-USDA (e.g., NSF, NIH, DOA, DOD)
- CGIAR and FAO funding
- USDA, Agricultural Research Service
- CGIAR international agricultural research centers
- University of Wisconsin
- North Carolina State University
- University of California-Irvine
- University of Georgia
- University of Arizona
- Texas A&M University
- Iowa State University
- Ed Buckler, USDA, ARS, Cornell University
- John Doebley, University of Wisconsin
- Andrew Paterson, University of Georgia
- William Rooney, Texas A&M University