David Douches, Ph.D.
Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences
Professor; Director of MSU Potato Breeding and Genetics Program, Director of USAID Feed the Future Biotechnology Partnership, Director of Plant Breeding Genetics and Biotechnology Graduate ProgramPlant and Soil Sciences Building
1066 Bogue Street, Room 486
East Lansing, MI 48824
Area of Expertise:
Potato breeding and genetics: polyploid breeding and genetics, breeding for disease and insect resistance and potato quality, SNP markers, application of genetic engineering and gene editing to potato breeding, trait mapping and diploid potato breeding.
Ph.D. Unversity of California, Davis
Dr. Dave Douches, a professor in Michigan State University’s Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, has led the MSU potato breeding and genetics program for over 30 years. The program has produced over 30 new potato varieties and has been recognized as a global leader in potato research.
Director of the Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biotechnology Graduate Program
Director of USAID Feed the Future Biotechnology Partnership - Potato Project 2015-2026
Honorary Life Membership to the Potato Association of America (PAA) Awarded 2021