Stephen L Dellaporta, PhD

Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Research Interests


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Research Organizations

Plant Development

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Plant Molecular Biology

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Faculty Research

Research Summary

The future of food security will increasing depend on the ability to efficiently interpret large amounts of biological and environmental data. An essential objective will be to identify and characterize useful genetic diversity and use this information to rapidly respond to emerging biotic and abiotic threats using genomic selection, genome-editing and traditional breeding approaches. To implement these technologies, advances will be needed in high throughput genomics, phenomics and predictive statistical methods as it applies to populations. My lab develops genetic and genomic methods for plant population studies together with novel computation and predictive statistical methods to identify and characterize useful genetic diversity in plants. We work with international collaborators to develop strategies to generate extensive mapping populations and associated high-throughput genomic, computational and statistical methods to identify agronomic useful variants that will be the subject of genome-editing and selection for enhanced food security.

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Stephen L Dellaporta, PhD
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 208104
New Haven, CT 06520-8104