Tree genomics researcher to give HudsonAlpha seminar

Please join us at noon on April 18 in the HudsonAlpha auditorium for a HudsonAlpha Research Seminar with Patrick Brown, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis). Dr. Brown’s talk is titled “Tree breeding using genomic prediction.”

Dr. Brown is an associate professor in plant sciences at the University of California, Davis, working on tree breeding. Specifically, he leads the UC Davis walnut breeding program and is also interested in pistachio, pecan, cashew, and chestnut. After completing his PhD and postdoctoral studies at Cornell with Steve Kresovich and Ed Buckler, Dr. Brown spent seven years in Illinois as assistant and associate professor in crop sciences working on breeding of row crops before joining UC Davis.

Kankshita Swaminathan, PhD, will host Wednesday’s seminar. For more information on HudsonAlpha Research Seminars, including an upcoming schedule, visit