Our laboratory provides an interdisciplinary setting to explore biological questions relevant to plant biology and crop improvement and develop knowledge and skills in breeding, genetics and genomics, and computer science and statistics. State-of-the-art facilities and resources enable integrated field, laboratory and computational experimentation. We have well-established multi-institutional collaborations that aid in networking opportunities.
Broadly, we work on the biology of natural variation and science that advances plant breeding for agriculture. Current investigations surround two major themes: environmental adaptation and disease resistance (but we get into a bunch of other stuff too). Our aims are focused on discovering and elucidating the functions and mechanisms of genomic variants that give rise to phenotypic variation. In parallel, we are developing novel experimental designs and approaches to achieve these goals allied with the development of germplasm and data resources for plant genomics & breeding research.
Randall J. Wisser
531 South College Avenue
152 Townsend Hall
Department of Plant & Soil Sciences
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716