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Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics & Genomics: People

Bill Anderson

Research Geneticist

Bill AndersonUSDA
P.O. Box 748
Tifton, GA 31794

Phone: 229-386-3170
Fax: 229-391-3701

Research area: Perennial warm season grass genetic

Additional website: USDA ARS Research


Dr. Anderson received a BS in Biochemistry from University of New Hampshire. Spent 3 years in Peace Corps – Zaire (now Dem Rep of Congo) teaching and working on nutrition project with local hospital and farmers. He went on to receive a MS and Ph.D. at North Carolina State University (1985 and 1989). Bill has worked in Genetics/Breeding in peanut and cotton most of his career. Currently he is a Research Geneticist with USDA/ARS - Crop Genetics and Breeding Research Unit – Tifton, GA from March 2003 to present. Dr. Anderson is responsible for breeding perennial grass species for pasture, hay and bio-fuels for Southeastern United States.


Degree Field Institution Date Obtained
M.S. Crop Science - Plant Breeding North Carolina State University 1985
Ph.D. Crop Science - Plant Breeding North Carolina State University 1989