Assistant Professor of Phenomics and Crop Improvement
Plant and Environmental Sciences Department
Office: Pee Dee Research and Education Center
Personal Website: https://fieldpheno.org
Kansas State University 2016
B.S. Molecular Biology
University of Wyoming 2011
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.