Bruce Walsh, Ph.D

Bruce Walsh, Ph.D

Professor, Departments of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Animal Sciences, Plant Sciences, Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Arizona
Member, BIO5 Institute

Research Interest: Bruce Walsh's interests are broadly in using mathematical models to explore the interface of genetics and evolution, with particular focus on two areas: the evolution of genome structure and the analysis of complex genetic characters (aka quantitative genetics).Bruce (along with Mike Lynch) is coauthor of Genetics and Analysis of Quantitative Traits and the forthcoming Evolution and Selection of Quantitative Traits.




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Lucia Gutierrez, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Cereals Breeder and Quantitative Geneticist  
Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interest: Dr. Gutierrez is an Associate Professor and the Cereals Breeder and Quantitative Geneticist in the Department of Agronomy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is also affiliated with the Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics graduate program and Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems. Her research focuses on understanding the genetic architecture of complex traits and their response to the environment. She integrates state of the art genotyping technologies with large phenotyping experiments to study complex traits. She studies the mechanisms employed by plants for local adaptation including the study of biotic and abiotic interactions. Her research program has also an applied component, which combines strong theoretical development, genomic tools, and high throughput phenotyping to release cereals cultivars to serve the U.S. agricultural systems.sistently grounded in real-world production and is pursued with a firm commitment toward deployment.



Michel Gore stands in a corn field.

Michael Gore, Ph.D

Professor and Section Head, School of Integrative Plant Science Plant Breeding and Genetics Section Cornell University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Research Interest: Quantitative genetics and genomics | High-throughput phenotyping tools | Nutritional genomics

The Gore lab combines quantitative genetics, genomics, analytical chemistry and remote sensing to elucidate the genetic basis of complex trait variation in various crops, including maize, oat, cassava, cotton, sorghum, industrial rapeseed, and guayule.

Michael Gore is a professor of molecular breeding and genetics for nutritional quality and Liberty Hyde Bailey professor at Cornell University. He was selected as Fellow of the Crop Science Society of America in 2022.