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Karen A Cichy

Research Geneticist (Plants)

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Dr. Cichy's research is focused on the genetic characterization of seed traits related to consumer acceptance and nutritional and culinary quality of dry bean.  Her research group employs molecular and traditional genetic techniques including mapping, mutation screening, and gene expression analysis to determine genetic control of seed quality traits.  The use and development of rapid phenotypic screening is a major objective to foster screening of large numbers of genotypes.  Some of Dr. Cichy's current research activities include: