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Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics & Genomics: People

Scott Jackson

Professor & Graduate Coordinator

Scott JacksonCenter for Applied Genetic Technologies
111 Riverbend Road
Athens, Ga 30602

Phone: 706-542-4021
Fax: 706-583-8120

Research area: Plant genomics and cytogenetics


Scott Jackson's research focuses on the application of genomics and cytogenetics to understand the structure, function and evolution of plant genomes, with a focus on the Oryza, Glycine, Phaseolus and Arachis.  The Jackson lab has been involved in sequencing plant genomes such as soybean, common bean, pigeonpea, chickpea and peanut.  Research includes evolutionary studies of individual species as well as entire genera (e.g. Oryzeae and Glycine).  We use cytogenetics to explore chromosome structure and function. Much of our work is at the intersection of genomics/epigenomics and bioinformatics.  We generate and utilize large genomic data sets to discover genes, make gene-phenotype correlations and provide tools for engineering improved crops.


Degree Field Institution Date Obtained
M.S. Plant Breeding & Genetics University of Wisconsin-Madison 1996
Ph.D. Plant Breeding & Genetics University of Wisconsin-Madison 1999