Online Chat with Research Scientist Dr. Daria Schmidt
Ask Dr. Schmidt about soybeans and plant research Wednesday, April 16, 2003, at 1:00 PM CDT.
Dr. Daria Schmidt joined Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. in 1995 as soybean research manager. In 1998 she was named Oilseeds Technology Coordinator, focusing on new traits and technology inputs for soybeans, sunflower, and canola. In December of 2000 Dr. Schmidt was appointed Director of Technology Integration/Associative Genetics for the Oilseeds and Field Crops business unit. In her current position, she is responsible for developing strategies and direction for integrating new traits and technologies into product development programs across Oilseeds and Field Crops. She works with Maize Associative Genetics to leverage new prediction and selection tools that improve the characterization of germplasm and increase genetic gain. She also provides direct supervision to OFC Genome Integration, Marker Assisted Selection, Quantitative Genetics, Soybean Pathology, Event Evaluation and Trait Integration.
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