Faculty: Plant Breeding & Genetics

Faculty, Senior Research Associates, Senior Extension Associates, and Senior Lecturers in the Plant Breeding & Genetics Section

Mark Bridgen
Mark Bridgen

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Director, Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center

School of Integrative Plant Science

Mark Bridgen
Ornamental plant breeding
Cell and tissue culture
Greenhouse floriculture
Ronnie Coffman
Ronnie Coffman

Director of International Programs; International Professor of Global Development

Department of Global Development

International Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Ronnie Coffman
International agriculture & development
Crop improvement
Agricultural biotechnology
Walter De Jong
Walter De Jong

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Walter De Jong
Potato breeding and genomics
Molecular genetics
Insect, disease and nematode resistance
Jeffrey J Doyle
Jeffrey Doyle

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Biology Section

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Jeffrey Doyle
Genome duplication
Comparative genomics
Legume systematics and origin of nodulation
Mike Gore
Michael Gore

Professor and Chair

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Michael Gore
Quantitative genetics and genomics
High-throughput phenotyping tools
Nutritional genomics
Julie Hansen
Julie Hansen

Senior Research Associate

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Julie Hansen
  • jlh17 [at] cornell.edu
Forage and biofuel crop breeding
David Earl Matthews
David Matthews

Adjunct Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

David Matthews
  • dem3 [at] cornell.edu
Genetics and genomics of small grain cereals
GrainGenes database
Michael Mazourek
Michael Mazourek

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Horticulture Section

Michael Mazourek
Vegetable breeding (cucurbits, peppers and peas)
Biochemical genetics
Organic systems
susan mccouch
Susan McCouch

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Susan McCouch
Complex trait variation in rice
Enhancing the performance of modern rice cultivars
Virginia Moore
Virginia Moore

Assistant Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Virginia Moore
  • vm377 [at] cornell.edu
Breeding for sustainable cropping systems
Cover crops, intercropping, polycultures, organic farming systems
Legumes, forages, alfalfa, hemp
Martha Ann Mutschler-Chu
Martha Mutschler-Chu

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Martha Mutschler-Chu
Tomato and onion breeding and genomics
Disease and insect resistance
Intellectual property
Rebecca Nelson
Rebecca Nelson

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Professor

Department of Global Development

Rebecca Nelson
Genetics of quantitative disease resistance in plants
International agriculture and rural development
Mycotoxin management
Wojtek Pawlowski
Wojtek Pawlowski

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Biology Section

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Wojtek Pawlowski
Meiotic recombination
Advanced microscopy methods
Recombination and genome rearrangements in new polyploids
Bruce Reisch
Bruce Reisch

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Cornell AgriTech

Bruce Reisch
Grape breeding and genomics
Molecular genetic mapping
Marker-assisted selection
Kelly Robbins
Kelly Robbins

Assistant Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Kelly Robbins
Bioenergy
Increasing understanding of genotype by environmental interactions
International agriculture
Tim Setter
Tim Setter

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Tim Setter
Maize, wheat and cassava breeding and genomics
Drought and environmental stress physiology
International agriculture
Lawrence Smart
Lawrence Smart

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Associate Director

Cornell AgriTech

Lawrence Smart
Breeding and genomics
Industrial hemp
Willow bioenergy crops
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Margaret Smith

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Department of Global Development

Margaret Smith
Maize breeding and genomics
Abiotic stress tolerance
Insect and disease resistance
mark sorrells
Mark Sorrells

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Mark Sorrells
Small grain breeding and genomics
Heritage
Malting and specialty varieties
Donald R. Viands
Donald Viands

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Donald Viands
Forage breeding and genomics
Biofuel crops
Quantitative genetics