Morris Lab

Welcome to the lab website of Geoff Morris

Associate Professor in Agronomy


  • Jianan's paper on seed mass adaptation to global precipitation gradients published in Heredity
  • Jacques's new paper on genomic signatures of climate adaptation in sorghum of Senegal published in Ecology and Evolution
  • Zhenbin's reference SNP map for over 10,000 sorghum is the featured article this month in The Plant Genome
  • Kebede's new simulation study designing a genomic selection approach for a Haitian breeding program is published in G3.

Our research

  • We're focused on adaptation genomics in sorghum – a global food, feed, and biomass crop – and its cultivated and wild relatives (panicoid grasses).
  • Sorghum is a critical crop of drylands worldwide, from commercial farms in the U.S. Great Plains to smallholder plots in Sub-Saharan Africa. With climate change bringing higher temperatures and more erratic rainfall to much of the world, the importance of climate-resilient crops to food security and rural economies will only increase.

Research goals

  • To uncover the genomic basis of environmental adaptation
  • To accelerate crop improvement for adaptive traits using genomics

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