Genomics Research at WSU
The genomics program has a good balance of basic and applied research. Most research projects under this program are focused on understanding molecular mechanisms controlling various plant processes, both using model systems as well as crop plants. Studying traits of agronomic importance is a focus of each research program and all research programs have an ultimate goal of translating basic information and technology to crop improvement. Developing crop varieties using modern as well as conventional methods, information and technology is an important goal of this program.