Emeritus Faculty, School of Integrative Plant Science
Plant Biology Section
Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
I am a molecular geneticist who focuses on using the tools of genomics to better improve the genetic improvement of crop plants. I am involved in applying the new tools of genomics research to the technology of improving the genetic of crop plants. My research involves discovering the function of gene key for crop improvement, as well as identifying new and useful genes from the wild relatives of crop plants. I also disseminate these finding through teaching at Cornell and through worldwide travel / symposiums.