Texas Tech University

Wenwei Xu, Ph.D.

Professor of Corn Breeding (PSS) with Joint Appointment with the Texas AgriLife Research

Email: wenwei.xu@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-0763

Department of Plant and Soil Science 
Texas Tech University
Bayer Plant Science Building, Room 114B
2911 15th Street
Mail Stop 2122 
Lubbock, TX 79409-2122

Wenwei Xu

Personal Information

Dr. Wenwei Xu received his B.S. degree in Agronomy from Agricultural University of Gansu Province in 1982 and his M.S. degree in Plant Breeding and Genetics from Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences in Beijing, China in 1985. He received his Ph.D. degree in Genetics in 1992 from University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Xu joined the Plant and Soil Science faculty at Texas Tech University in March, 1998 as an Assistant Professor of Corn Breeding and Genetics. Dr. Xu also has a joint appointment at Texas A&M University System Texas AgriLife Research.

Research Interests

Dr. Xu's research program is focusing on breeding corn for improved drought tolerance, heat tolerance, insect resistance, and aflatoxin resistance through conventional and molecular-marker assisted selection. Other research projects include genome mapping, stress tolerance physiology and water management.


  • PSS 3421 - Fundamental Principles of Genetics
  • PSS 6322 - Advanced Plant Breeding

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