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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Robert A. Stebbins

Germplasm Program Assistant (Office Automation)


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Robert Alan Stebbins

 Robert Stebbins


Germplasm Program Assistant




Robert processes requests for germplasm from researchers, students, curators, and staff; coordinates with curators and requestors to ensure that requests meet users’ needs and are filled accurately and promptly; and coordinates with APHIS and Unit Plant Pathologist to ensure that supplied germplasm meets international phytosanitary and import regulations.

Robert also receives, organizes, and collects data and seed packets; interprets geographical, historical, genetic, and donor information (i.e., passport data) accompanying germplasm; selects, formats, and enters pertinent information into GRIN; and serves as custodian for extensive passport data files.

Special Interests:

Robert’s main focus involves streamlining the processing of seed orders and accessioning of new germplasm to keep up with the increasing demands for germplasm in the research community.


  B.S. Agricultural Studies, Iowa State University, 1990.


Agronomy, Iowa State University, 1991.

Employment History:


Germplasm Program Assistant, PIRU, USDA-ARS, Ames, Iowa.

  1994-1996: Biological Science Aid, PIRU, USDA-ARS, Ames, Iowa.



Last Modified: 9/28/2010