Daryl Somers, PhD

Daryl Somers, PhD

Daryl Somers, PhD

Research Director
Applied Genomics
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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.