I'm focused on developing genomic tools to make pasture plant breeding faster and more efficient, and to capture the novel genetic variation that lies hidden in genebanks, including our own Margot Forde Germplasm Centre – all to improve stress tolerance, environmental impacts and productivity of pastures. I completed my PhD in plant physiology and genetics at the University of Waikato in 1997, with post-docs at the Department of Conservation and Plant & Food, before coming to AgResearch in 2000.


  • Doctorate, Biological Science, University of Waikato, 1997


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