Trevor Rife

Assistant Professor of Phenomics and Crop Improvement
Plant and Environmental Sciences Department, PeeDee Research and Education Center

Office: Pee Dee Research and Education Center
Phone: 843-519-0460
Personal Website:


 Educational Background

Ph.D. Genetics
Kansas State University 2016

B.S. Molecular Biology
University of Wyoming 2011

 Research Interests

The vast availability of genomic data over the last decade has created a new bottleneck for plant breeding programs. Rapidly collecting, analyzing, and utilizing phenotypic and phenomic data within a single breeding season is paramount to crop improvement. The Rife Lab focuses on developing efficient tools, technologies, and methods to optimize plant breeding and genetics research and works with both national and international breeding programs to train and equip plant scientists with the tools they need to develop the improved crops necessary to feed the growing global population.