Jacob D. Washburn
Research Geneticists (Plants)/Assistant Adjunct Professor
USDA-ARS/Division of Plant Science and Technology
E-mail: Jacob.Washburn (at) usda (dot) gov
Office address: 302-A Curtis Hall
Office phone: 573-355-4786
My lab works on understanding the genetic and physiological basis of plant phenotypes and adaptations to both environmental (drought, heat, etc.) and human imposed conditions (fertilizer, density, monoculture, etc.). We use traditional phenotyping, drones, rovers, physiological instruments, and other methods to evaluate plants in the field, greenhouse, and growth chamber. We apply quantitative genetics, physiological models, and machine/deep learning to biological, evolutionary, and agricultural systems.