Plant Sciences Institute

Department of Agronomy

Raymond F. Baker Center for Plant Breeding

USDA-ARS Corn Insects and Crop Genetics

Iowa State University has been fortunate to have the presence of a good United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) unit on campus working in the general area of plant breeding and genetics since about 1922. Many members of the Raymond F. Baker Center for Plant Breeding maintain long-standing collaborations with the USDA-ARS Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research Unit lead by Dr. Craig A. Abel. The scientists and staff of the Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research Unit are listed below. Contact information about individuals working for USDA in Ames is here.

Craig A. Abel, Research Leader

Steven Cannon, Research Geneticist

Brad Coates, Research Geneticist

Jode Edwards, Research Geneticist

John C. Golden, Plant Geneticist

Michelle Graham, Research Geneticist

Richard Hellmich, Research Entomologist

David M. Grant, Plant Geneticist

Nicholas Lauter, Research Geneticist

Carolyn Lawrence, Research Geneticist

Rex Nelson, Research Geneticist

Reid G. Palmer, Research Geneticist

Linda M. Pollak, Research Geneticist

Jarrad Prasifka, Research Geneticist

James Robbins, Research Entomologist

Thomas Sappington, Research Entomologist

M. Paul Scott, Research Geneticist

Randy Shoemaker, Research Geneticist

Roger Wise, Research Geneticist

Darwin Campbell, Information Technology Specialist

Janet Erb, Secretary

Trent Seigfried, Information Technology Specialist

Judy Shoen, Secretary