Specialty：Rice Genetics and Genomics
Support Staff and Students
My current research focus is plant genetics and genomics, with emphasis on rice and peanuts. This covers various traits, including abiotic and biotic stresses, grain quality, yield and important agronomic traits that are important to Texas and the rest of the world. Different sources of genetic donors, including exotic germplasm will be used to increase the diversity of research material. Local, national and international research collaborations will be pursued to accelerate progress for crop improvement and broaden the research impacts.