New ISU teaching job will focus on corn genetics

AMES, Iowa (AP) — A new teaching job at Iowa State University will focus on corn genetics research.

The university says an endowed faculty position in genetics will be established at its agronomy department. Patrick Schnable, a current ISU professor, will hold the inaugural position.

The Iowa Corn Promotion Board, which is helping to fund the endowment, is also investing in a new public-private collaboration that develops genomic information.

Schnable is an agronomy professor and director of ISU’s Center for Plant Genomics. He is credited with leading wide-ranging research into the corn genome.

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