Full Name
Robert Stupar
Job Title
Company Name
University of Minnesota
Speaker Bio
Robert Stupar is a Professor at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics. He received his B.S. from the University of Minnesota (Biology) and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin (Plant Breeding & Plant Genetics). Robert holds a 75% research and 25% teaching appointment. His research program focuses on legume genomics, specializing in soybean gene function, genetic resources development, and applying modern genetic approaches to crop improvement. Robert is recognized for developing unique methods to study genome diversity both in natural and mutant populations. His work is now expanding into pea genetics and genomics. Robert is an active member of the scientific community and was recently elected as a Fellow of the Crop Science Society of America.