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Michael Gore

Associate Professor

358 Plant Science Building
(607) 255-5492

Michael Gore is an associate professor of molecular breeding and genetics for nutritional quality, Liberty Hyde Bailey professor, and international professor of plant breeding and genetics at Cornell University.

Research Focus

The Gore lab combines quantitative genetics, genomics, analytical chemistry and remote sensing to elucidate the genetic basis of complex trait variation in various crops, including maize, oat, cassava, cotton, sorghum, industrial rapeseed, and guayule.

Outreach and Extension Focus

Michael serves on the editorial boards of Crop Science, Theoretical and Applied Genetics, The Plant Phenome Journal, and Plant Breeding and Biotechnology, and served as the Chair for the Plant Breeding Coordinating Committee (SCC080)―the USDA-sponsored advisory group of representatives from land grant universities.

Teaching Focus

Michael teaches PLBRG 4070 – Nutritional Quality Improvement of Food Crops and PLBRG 4110 – High-Throughput Plant Phenotyping. He also teaches two short courses at the Tucson Plant Breeding Institute in Tucson, Arizona and other international locations.

Awards and Honors

  • Distinguished Alumnus in Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences (2017) Virginia Tech
  • Early Career Excellence in Maize Genetics Award (2016) Maize Genetics Executive Committee
  • Early Career Award (2013) American Society of Plant Biologists
  • Early Career Scientist Award (2012) National Association of Plant Breeders

Selected Publications

Journal Publications

Presentations and Activities

  • Integration of Genomic and High-Throughput Phenotyping Technologies for Crop Genetic Improvement. Department of Plant Biology and Pathology Seminar Series. December 2016. Rutgers University. New Brunswick, NJ.
  • Strengthening National Food, Nutrition and Industrial Bioproduct Security through the Application of Genomics and Phenomics for Crop Improvement. Seoul National University. September 2016. Seoul, South Korea.
  • Biofortification of Staple Food Crops for the Global South. National Association of Plant Breeders Annual Meeting. August 2016. Raleigh, NC.
  • On the Verge of a New Renaissance for Nutritional Genomics and High-Throughput Plant Phenotyping. Plant Biological Sciences Graduate Program Colloquium Series. February 2016. University of Minnesota. St. Paul, MN.
  • A Brave New World for Nutrition and Food Security: Integrating Genomic and High-Throughput Phenotyping Technologies for Crop Genetic Improvement. Plant Sciences Institute Seminar Series. February 2016. Iowa State University. Ames, IA.
  • Bridging Genetics, Genomics and Nutrition. North American Pulse Improvement Association Biannual Meeting. November 2015. Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
  • The Road to Food and Nutritional Security: Progress and Prospects for Climate-Resilient High Provitamin A Maize. Genomic Selection. November 2014. German Seed Alliance GmbH. Eckernförde, Germany.
  • Closing the Gap between Genotype and Phenotype with a Next-Generation Platform in Maize and Cotton. National Maize Improvement Center of China. March 2014. China Agricultural University. Beijing, China.
  • Next-Generation Platforms for Complex Trait Dissection in Maize and Cotton. National Crops Resources Research Institute. August 2013. National Crops Resources Research Institute. Namulonge, Uganda.
  • The Genetic Architecture of Tocopherol and Tocotrienol Synthesis in Maize Seed. Plant Metabolic Engineering. July 2013. Gordon Research Conference. Waterville Valley, NH.