University of California at Davis
Department of Plant Sciences
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

phone: (530) 754-8431
fax: (530) 754-9366



B.S. Forest Science 1976, University of New Hampshire
M.S. Forest Genetics 1978, University of New Hampshire
Ph.D. Forest Genetics 1984, Oregon State University


My primary research interest is in the discovery and understanding of function of genes in forest trees, especially those controlling complex traits, through genetic mapping and genomic science technologies. In the very near future, nearly all the genes in pine will have been cloned and their DNA sequences determined. The cloned genes will serve as tools for functional analysis which will lead to understanding of complex patterns of coordinated expression of genes leading to phenotype. Initially, we have focused on traits of practical value such as wood quality, growth,and disease resistance but we expect to expand our studies to identifying genes determining patterns of adaptation and response to environmental stresses.