Scott Jackson, PhD

Dr. Scott Jackson is the Genetic Pipeline Design Lead at Bayer Crop Science. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison followed by a fellowship at the University of Minnesota. He has held faculty positions at Purdue University (2001-2011) and the University of Georgia where he was the Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Plant Functional Genomics (2011-2019). He is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Georgia. At the University of Georgia he led the Center for Applied Genetic Technologies and was involved in many campus-wide activities.

Scott’s research has focused on decoding plant genomes to better understand their evolutionary histories and how to better engineer crop plants for the future. He led several genome sequencing efforts (e.g. soybean, peanut, common bean) and has been involved in translating genome sequences into advances in understanding the structure and function of plant genomes with a focus on genome duplications common in plant histories.

Currently, he leads a team of scientists at Bayer Corp. responsible for innovating and designing optimal crop improvement strategies.

Scott Jackson
Scott Jackson, PhD