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Zachary Hinds (Zach)

Research Geneticist (Plants)


Zach Hinds

Research Geneticist (PostDoc)
Coastal Plains Soil, Water, and Plant Research Center
2611 West Lucas St., Florence, SC 29501-1242

Dr. Zach Hinds is a post-doc research geneticist currently working with the cotton breeding program in Florence. He previously focused on breeding cotton for improved fiber quality in order to support the US cotton industry. Dr. Hinds also has research experience with soybeans, peanuts, and several other oil seed crops.

Education and Training:

Ph.D., Crop Science, Texas Tech University

M.S., Crop Science, Texas Tech University

B.S., Plant Biotechnology, Texas Tech University

Selected Publications:

  • Hinds, Z., B. Kelly, and E. Hequet. 2020. Stability, Variation, and Application of AFIS Fiber Length Distributions. Cotton Research Journal.
  • Morais J., J. James, Z. Hinds, W. Smith, B. Kelly, and E. Hequet. 2020. A Method to Improve Cotton Fiber Length Measurements for Laboratory Analysis. MethodsX.


  • Kelly, B., E. Hequet, A. Sayeed, and Z. Hinds. 2018. System and Method for Fibrogram Fiber Quality Evaluation. U.S. Patent 62585206