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Expert in Vegetable Genetics and Breeding

Expert ID: 108342 Wisconsin, USA

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CARROT BREEDING; PLANT BREEDING; VEGETABLE BREEDING. Expert is an expert in vegetable breeding and genetics. His research has been concentrated on the biochemical genetics and breeding of carrots, potatoes, onions, garlic, and cucumbers. The main focus of his work has been developing new carrot varieties. He works to improve culinary and nutritional quality while maintaining productivity. He oversees the national (USDA) carrot breeding program, as well as public sector cooperators in California, Florida, New York, Michigan, Poland, India, Pakistan, USSR, Netherlands, Germany, Greece, and Norway. He also has been active in overseeing private sector cooperators in the American, European, and South American vegetable seed companies. He has worked closely with the dehydrating garlic and onion industry, as well as some biotechnical companies with vegetable ventures.

VEGETABLE GENETIC IMPROVEMENT. Expert's research activities have included the development of vegetable germplasm with improved nutritional value and flavor, application of new biotechnical methods to vegetable genetic improvement, and garlic true seed production. All of his improved genetic stocks are freely available to requestors.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Madison, Wisconsin - Kenosha, Wisconsin - Racine, Wisconsin - Rockford, Illinois - Aurora, Illinois - Elgin, Illinois - Waukegan, Illinois - Arlington Heights, Illinois - Schaumburg, Illinois

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1977 Degree: PhD Subject: Genetics Institution: University of Wisconsin, Madison
Year: 1975 Degree: MS Subject: Genetics Institution: University of Wisconsin, Madison
Year: 1972 Degree: BS Subject: Biology Institution: Carroll College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1978 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Research Geneticist Department: Agricultural Research Service Responsibilities:
Years: 1978 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Department: Department of Horticulture Responsibilities:
Years: 1990 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1985 to 1990 Employer: Title: Associate Professor Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1980 to 1985 Employer: Title: Assistant Professor Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1978 to 1980 Employer: Title: Adjunct Assistant Professor Department: Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Professional Appointments
Expert is the USDA Vegetable Crops Research Leader and the Chair of the Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics Groups.
Awards / Recognition
Expert has twice been awarded the National Food Processors Award.

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