Research Director, Seed Biotechnology Center
- Plant Sciences
Dr. Allen Van Deynze is the Research Director of Research at the Seed Biotechnology Center and Associate Director of the Plant Breeding Center at University of California, Davis. As part of the SBC’s mission to serve as a liaison between public institutions and seed industry, Allen is responsible for developing, coordinating and conducting research and generating and disseminating scientific and informational content for the Seed Biotechnology Center’s and Plant Breeding Center’s educational and outreach programs. His research focuses on developing and integrating genomics into plant breeding of California crops. He has programs on breeding for disease resistance and quality in pepper and spinach, and development and application of genomics in crops.