Edward Buckler is the primary investigator for the lab. I am fascinated by genetics, biology, and computers.
1997-1998 North Carolina State University Postdoctoral Research in Statistical Genetics
1992-1997 University of Missouri, Columbia Ph.D. in Biological Sciences
1988-1992 University of Virginia B.A. in Biology and Archaeology (with Honors)
1998-Present USDA-ARS Research Geneticist
2009-Present Adjunct Professor, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Cornell University
2003-2009 Adjunct Associate Professor, Plant Breeding, Cornell University
1998-2003 Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, North Carolina State University
2003-Present Developing genomic, statistical, bioinformatic and germplasm resources to scan plant genomes for functional polymorphisms using association mapping. Trait focus on abiotic stress, kernel nutrition, and basic development.
1998-2003 Developed candidate gene association approaches for structured populations of plants. Found polymorphisms controlling with maize flowering time, sugar content, starch content, and row number. Examined the impact of selection on key pathways.
1992-1998 Molecular systematics, population genetics, and population structure of Zea at the genomic and molecular scales.