Genetics and Translational Genomics

Modern approaches in genetics and translational genomics are being used to enable an increased understanding of crop diversity and function. Our research efforts address a wide range of questions, such as dissecting molecular signatures of plant domestication, defining genomic variation within germplasm resources, mechanisms of abiotic stress tolerance, and using biotechnology to improve modern varieties. Researchers work closely with breeders and agronomists to develop and apply genetics and genomics tools to enhance performance and quality, and expand the uses of agronomic crops.