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Hulse-Kemp, Amanda M

USDA Assistant Professor Crop and Soil Sciences
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Amanda is a Computational Biologist with the United States Department of Agriculture – Agriculture Research Service in the Genomics and Bioinformatics Research Unit and is located in Raleigh, NC on the North Carolina State University campus. She obtained her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University working on identification and integration of sequence-based markers for breeders in cotton for which she received numerous awards. Her postdoctoral research at the University of California, Davis focused on bioinformatics, resource development and integration of genomics and biotechnology tools for enhancing breeding. 

The Hulse-Kemp lab is highly interdisciplinary and focuses on collaborative projects in order to answer biological problems and make an impact on breeding programs. As members of the USDA-ARS Genomics and Bioinformatics Research Unit, we are interested in intelligently enhancing the scope of projects by fusing biology and BigData through development of genomic resources and utilization of bioinformatics to answer field relevant questions. We have recently been involved in the development of high-quality genome reference sequences using cutting edge technology for a number of important crops such as coffee, pepper, and cotton as well as identification of traits important for quality, yield, and disease resistance. Current research interests involve utilizing bioinformatics to intelligently enhance ARS breeding programs and International breeding programs in both crops and animals.

Animal Genomics and Genetics | Bioinformatics | Plant Breeding | Plant Genomics and Genetics | Agriculture Education | Food Science | Precision Agriculture | Molecular Biology | Crop Production | Fruit and Vegetable Production | Plant Pathology
Country(s) of experience:
Australia | Brazil | China-Peoples Rep | Pakistan | Peru
Type(s) of International Experience:
Researcher in an international project | Speaker at an international conference | Other international activities | Advisor for international students