Skip to main content
ARS Home » Northeast Area » Beltsville, Maryland (BARC) » Beltsville Agricultural Research Center » Genetic Improvement for Fruits & Vegetables Laboratory » People » Kathleen Haynes

Kathleen G Haynes


Dr. Kathy Haynes
Potato - Research Plant Geneticist


Phone: (301) 504-7405

Karen Frazier - Biological Science Technician
Karl DeLong - Biological Science Technician
Avery J. O'Donnell - Biological Science Technician
Brent Dyer - Biological Science Technician

Biographical Information

Dr. Haynes has been with the Genetic Improvement of Fruits and Vegetables Laboratory (formerly the Vegetable Laboratory) since 1987, conducting research on potato. She serves as a Research Geneticist (Plants) developing improved potato varieties.

She was an undergraduate biology major at LeMoyne College, Syracuse, NY. Her graduate education was at North Carolina State University, where she earned her M.S. in Plant Breeding in the Horticultural Department (1981), her M. Stat in the Statistics Department (1985), and her Ph.D. in Plant Breeding in the Horticultural Department (1986). Dr. Haynes also serves as an adjunct professor at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA and at Inner Mongolia University, Huhhot, Inner Mongolia, People's Republic of China.

Dr. Haynes' Potato Breeding Program for variety development is a highly collaborative venture with scientists within ARS and public universities including the University of Florida, Clemson University, North Carolina State University, Virginia Tech, The Pennsylvania State University, Rutgers University, Cornell University, University of Maine, Ohio State University, and University of Maryland. More basic genetic studies are conducted in collaboration with potato researchers across the country.

Research Interests

Publications (click on publication tab at left)