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Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics & Genomics: People

Jason WallaceJason Wallace

Assistant Professor

Crop & Soil Sciences
111 Riverbend Rd.
Athens, GA 30602

Phone: 706-542-9696
Fax: 706-583-8120

Research Areas: Crop quantitative genetics & genomics; crop-microbiome interactions

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Jason Wallace's research focuses on using quantitative genetics,genomics, statistics, and bioinformatics to improve crops. The lab is strongly computational, and past work includes population genetics, genome-wide marker development, trait mapping, and genome assembly in both major and minor crops. Dr. Wallace is also interested in understanding the relationship between crop plants and their microbiome (the collection of all microbes living on and inside the plant), and how we can manipulate either or both sides to improve agriculture.


Degree Field Institution Date Obtained
B.S. Integrative Biology Brigham Young University 2006
M.S. Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology Yale University 2008
Ph.D. Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology Yale University    2011