Larry Smart

Larry Smart
Cornell University

Larry Smart is a plant geneticist and breeder who uses genomic tools to understand plant biology and to breed improved cultivars of three crops: hemp for grain, fiber, and cannabinoids; shrub willow for bioenergy and carbon sequestration; and hop for craft breweries in New York. His research focuses on hybrid vigor, sex determination, and disease resistance. He earned a BS in Biology from Cornell University, PhD in Genetics from Michigan State University, and was an NSF post-doctoral fellow at UC Davis. He has been a professor at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, NY since 2009.

Speaking at:

Ag Research & Public / Private Partnerships
Molecular Tools for Breeding of Low THC Hemp Cultivars for Grain and Fibe