Geoff Morris is an Associate Professor of Crop Genetics in the Department of Agronomy at Kansas State University. He received his Ph.D. in Ecology & Evolution from the University of Chicago.
The mission of his program is to understand and improve crop adaptation. His group is focuses on genomics of climate adaptation in sorghum – a global food, feed, and fuel crop.
The Morris lab dissects climate-adaptive traits, develops new approaches to predict adaptation, and works with breeding programs in the US and developing countries (Senegal, Niger, Haiti, and others) to develop better-adapted varieties. He works to make public R&D more effective through training and dialogue on goal-directed hypothesis-driven science (www.GoHy.org).