Texas Tech University

IGCAST Research

2020 Featured Projects:

The meristem: a pathway to transform cotton plants, Dr. Luis Herrera-Estrella
Epigenetic strategies for cotton improvement, Dr. Luis Herrera-Estrella
 
 
meristem cotton plant research crop abiotic stress tolerance researchGrowth Chamber Cotton crop abiotic stress tolerance researchCotton Leaf Plant genomics; abiotic stressGreenhouse Cotton crop improvement; abiotic stress; genome editingGenome editing; abiotic stress tolerance; crop improvement

Unique Focus

IGCAST research focuses on applying genomic technologies to improve crop productivity under adverse environmental conditions, a distinction from other plant genomics institutes nationwide. The development and utilization of genomics tools and study of genetic diversity will lead to the inception of crops that are resilient to abiotic stress and produce higher nutritional value and fiber quality. This cutting edge, original research impacts crop productivity in the High Plains and semi-arid regions globally, showing promise to mitigate impacts of climate change. 

                       Diverse People

IGCAST Director Dr. Luis Herrera-Estrella, an internationally recognized plant biologist and a fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, leads the IGCAST team by inspiring, promoting and supporting a diverse group of talented, young scientists, encouraging them to flourish. IGCAST research incorporates a multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach across TTU departments, colleges and research centers, as well as with multiple private industry and academic partners throughout the US and internationally. Current faculty, scientists, staff and graduate students represent 5 countries and come from a range of academic and industry backgrounds such as natural resource management, plant genomics and biotechnology.   Staff directory 

                                          High Impact Publications


IGCAST is dedicated to producing high quality publications for high impact journals. Our mission is to be internationally ranked within the top ten institutes of plant genomics with a large production of high impact publications and patents, as well as training new scientists to lead technological development of improved agricultural production in the future. Browse IGCAST publications.

 

                                       

Institute of Genomics for Crop Abiotic Stress Tolerance

  • Address

    Texas Tech University, Institute of Genomics for Crop Abiotic Stress Tolerance, 1006 Canton Ave, Lubbock, TX 79409
  • Phone

    806.742.3417
  • Email

    IGCAST.info@ttu.edu