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Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 12:20pm
Associate Professor, Cornell University
Michael Gore is an associate professor of molecular breeding and genetics for nutritional quality, Liberty Hyde Bailey professor, and international professor of plant breeding and genetics at Cornell University, where he is a member of the faculty in the Plant Breeding and Genetics Section in the School of Integrative Plant Science. Michael is also a faculty fellow in the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future and Cornell Institute for Food Systems. He holds a BS and MS from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, and a PhD from Cornell University. Before joining the faculty at Cornell, he worked as a Research Geneticist with the USDA-ARS at the Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center in Maricopa, Arizona. His expertise is in the field of quantitative genetics and genomics, especially the genetic dissection of metabolic seed traits related to nutritional quality. He also develops and applies field-based, high-throughput phenotyping tools for plant breeding and genetics research. Michael teaches PLBRG 4070 – Nutritional Quality Improvement of Food Crops and PLBRG 4110 – High-Throughput Plant Phenotyping. He also teaches two short courses at the Tucson Plant Breeding Institute in Tucson, Arizona and other international locations, serves on the editorial boards of Crop Science, Theoretical and Applied Genetics, The Plant Phenome Journal, and Plant Breeding and Biotechnology, and served as the Chair for the Plant Breeding Coordinating Committee (SCC080)―the USDA-sponsored advisory group of representatives from land grant universities. His career accomplishments in plant breeding and genetics earned him the National Association of Plant Breeders Early Career Scientist Award in 2012, the American Society of Plant Biologists Early Career Award in 2013, and the Maize Genetics Executive Committee Early Career Excellence in Maize Genetics Award in 2016.