Plant life takes on an amazing variety of forms and functions. I seek to understand why and how that occurs, and am curious about the ways in which plants are shaped through their co-evolution with humans.
I’m originally from suburbia, on the external rings of Metro Detroit sprawl; as early as my teenage years I knew I loved plants and have devoted my life to working with them — first in Flint at the University of Michigan for my BSc in Biotechnology, then later in upstate NY at Cornell to earn my Doctorate in Plant Breeding & Genetics. I now live in Minneapolis, MN and spend free time with my wife, dogs and plants.
It is exciting to look back through the history of human/plant interaction and consider what the future will bring to the greenhouse, field, and home.