September 30, 2020

Montana State University. Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology

TCAP provides the opportunity to explore and develop new tools and procedures that will improve plant breeding efficacy and efficiency in an increasingly volatile environment. Most recently, Dr. Sherman has been involved in genetic mapping of quantitative trait loci that control drought/heat tolerance, pest resistance and yield. A goal of mapping is to identify molecular markers for important traits to be used for selection. Dr. Sherman, one of the TCAP education coordinators, hopes that the TCAP will attract diverse students to plant sciences. Thirty plant breeding students will be trained, through which a sustainable collaborative plant breeder training network will be created and tested.

Jamie Sherman