Our Lab is currently collaborating with a number of research groups working on the following projects:

  1. Genome-wide selection of genes and promoters that are involved in plant homologous recombination.
  2. High-resolution map of homologous recombination in maize.
  3. Developing stress tolerant plants through cytoplasmic modification.
  4. Breeding dwarf and aneuploid tomatoes for the cold and short-season locations.
  5. Breeding novel turf grass varieties for building low-input lawn.

Thanks to our sponsors: 

National Science FoundationUSDA

NIFADOW AgroSciences

University of MinnesotaBRDC

Minnesota Department of Agriculture Logo


MAES UROP featured sponsor Green Barn



Mary Hoover’s Family gifts for Medicinal Plants Garden

Fink Family gift fund for vegetable breeding!


Contact us for future project initiation, collaboration, support, and donation:

Email:, or Tel: 612-626 5965