Specialty: Rice Genetics and Genomics
My current research focus is plant genetics and genomics, with an emphasis on rice and peanuts. This covers various traits, including environmental stresses, grain quality, yield and key agronomic traits that are important to Texas and the rest of the world. Research activities include QTL mapping, genome-wide association studies (GWAS), whole genome expression profiling, gene cloning and genome editing. Local, national and international research collaborations are being pursued to accelerate progress for crop improvement and broaden the research impacts.
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