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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Robert A. Stebbins

Germplasm Program Assistant (Office Automation)

 

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Name:

Robert Alan Stebbins

 Robert Stebbins

Title:

Germplasm Program Assistant

Organization:

USDA-ARS-MWA-PIRU





Role/Crops/Team:


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.





Education:

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


B.S.

Agronomy, Iowa State University, 1991.





Employment History:


1996-Current:

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

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

 

 


Last Modified: 9/28/2010