Arcadio Valdes Franco

Graduate Student

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Cornell University

175 Biotechnology Building

Ithaca, NY 14853




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I have worked and collaborated on multiple subject areas, with a focus on genetics, genomics, and bioinformatics. Currently as a  Ph.D. student in Plant Breeding and Genetics at Cornell and a member of the Buckler Lab, I am researching how maize landraces are adapted to diverse environmental conditions. My aim is to identify useful alleles that could be used to further the objectives of plant breeding programs.


•   B.S. in Genomics Biotechnology, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey, Mexico

•   M.S. in Bioinformatics, University of Glasgow

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