Richard Veilleux, Julian and Margaret Gary Professor, and Department Head

Ph.D. University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, 1981

M.S. The University of British Columbia, 1976

B.S. Tufts University, 1970

Interest Areas: plant breeding

Dr. Veilleux works in the area of plant breeding and genetics using modern tools of genomics, transgenics, molecular marker analysis and plant cell and tissue culture to augment traditional breeding and selection. He manages an active graduate program, supervising students working predominantly on potato. He also teaches laboratory sections and guest lectures in several undergraduate courses. His primary recent interests include the utilization of monoploid potatoes to visualize copy number variation in the potato genome and biofortification of potato for improved mineral nutrition.