Title: “What are we learning from genome-wide association studies (GWAS) in rice?"



Prof. Susan McCouch
Barbara McClintock Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics
Cornell University USA

Susan McCouch is the Barbara McClintock Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics at Cornell University.  She received her PhD from Cornell in 1990 and spent 5 years with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in the Philippines before joining the Cornell faculty in 1995. She is well known for her pioneering studies on molecular mapping in rice and the development of genomics-based platforms to explore the extent and distribution of natural variation. Molecular markers and genotyping platforms developed in her lab are used throughout the world for genetics research and breeding applications in rice. She has trained scores of young scientists who contribute to rice research internationally and has a prolific publication record. She is the recipient of numerous teaching and faculty awards, served as scientific advisor on the Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP), on the NSF Advisory Committee for International Science and Engineering (AC-ISE), as Chair of the AAAS Section on Agriculture and Natural Resources, and is an elected fellow of the AAAS.