Michael Gore| | Cornell University
Michael Gore is an associate professor of molecular breeding and genetics for nutritional quality and international professor of plant breeding and genetics at Cornell University, where he is a member of the faculty in the Plant Breeding and Genetics Section in the School of Integrative Plant Science. Michael is also a faculty fellow in the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future and Cornell Institute for Food Systems. His lab uses quantitative genetic and genomic approaches in combination with analytical chemistry and remote sensing technologies to determine the genetic basis of complex trait variation in plants. For the TERRA-MEPP project, he will analyze the resequenced genomes of 500 varieties of sorghum generated by the project. His work will link phenotypic data with genomic information through a genome-wide association study. In addition, he will develop quantitative trait loci (QTL) models to predict daily plant biomass yield throughout the growing season. He is also interested in understanding the complexities of gene-by-environment (GxE) interactions in the determination of plant phenotypic variation. Michael earned his master’s degree in crop and soil environmental sciences from Virginia Tech and then went on to earn his doctorate in plant breeding from Cornell University. Michael has authored many peer-reviewed publications and received numerous awards, including the American Society of Plant Biologists Early Career Award and the National Association of Plant Breeders Early Career Scientist Award.