Daryl Somers, PhD

Daryl Somers, PhD

Daryl Somers, PhD

Research Director
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Daryl Somers is Vineland's Research Director, Applied Genomics. He joined Vineland in 2008 and provides a link between the genome sciences and plant breeding by translating whole genome into markers useful for selection of traits controlling consumer preference, disease resistance and yield in a wide range of horticulture crops.

Daryl has worked in the area of Plant Genetics and Molecular Biology since 1993. Prior to joining Vineland, he worked with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada for 13 years focusing on molecular breeding of canola in Saskatoon and wheat in Winnipeg. Most recently, he managed the primary lab at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada for wheat molecular mapping.

Daryl Somers received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and held post doctoral positions with the USDA in Columbia Missouri and Pullman Washington.

Department: 

Applied Genomics