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Soybean Genomics & Improvement Laboratory
Cooper, Bret
Plant Physiologist
bret.cooper@usda.gov
301-504-5723
10300 BALTIMORE AVENUE
BLDG. 006, RM. 118, BARC-WEST
Beltsville, MD 20705

Mission:
Our mission is to improve soybean, common bean, and wheat to provide sustainable solutions for consumers in America and around the world. We accomplish this by 1) developing molecular markers and genetic maps to define genes controlling seed quality, disease resistance, abiotic stress tolerance, and productivity; 2) discovering and elucidating the function of genes and molecular mechanisms governing traits such as disease resistance and seed quality; 3) maintaining the National Rhizobium Germplasm Resource Collection to support symbiotic nitrogen fixation applications and research; and 4) providing electron microscopy diagnostic and research support to collaborating scientists.

  Northeast Area
    Beltsville, Maryland (barc)
      Beltsville Agricultural Research Center
      Soybean Genomics & Improvement Laboratory
People:
Campbell, Kimberly
(301) 504-5316

Plant Physiologist
Cooper, Bret
(301) 504-9892

Plant Physiologist
Elia, Patrick
(301) 504-5029

Microbiologist
Mowery, Joe
(301) 504-9027

Biologist
Natarajan, Savithiry Savi
(301) 504-5258

Research Molecular Biologist
Pastor Corrales, Marcial Talo
(301) 504-6600

Research Plant Pathologist
Quigley, Charles Chuck
(301) 504-5751

Geneticist Plants
Song, Qijian
(301) 504-5337

Research Geneticist
Walker, Rita
(301) 504-5723

Program Support Assistant (Office Automation)
Yang, Ronghui
(301) 504-6091

Biological Science Technician