Corteva Agriscience

Dr Marissa SimonDr Marissa Simon

Principal Investigator

Dr Marissa Simon is a member of the Hybrid Platforms group at Corteva Agriscience.  She has been working in the field of plant reproductive biology for over 15 years, focusing on patterning and cell specification of the female sporophyte and gametophyte.

Dr Ping CheDr Ping Che

Research Scientist

Dr Ping Che leads the Orphan Crop Transformation Technology team in Corteva Agriscience.  His current role is to develop and improve wheat, sorghum and cowpea transformation and genome editing methods to better support philanthropic projects, such as Africa Biofortified sorghum project, Capturing Heterosis project and Hy-Gain project funded by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Kevin DayKevin Day

Senior Research Associate

Kevin Day is a member of the Hybrid Platforms group.  He has been an employee at Corteva Agriscience and its heritage companies for almost 10 years.  For the last 5 years, Kevin has been heavily focused on research in breeding systems technologies.

Amanda ReedAmanda Reed

Research Associate

Amanda Reed is a research associate in the transformation lab at Corteva Agriscience. She uses her experience conducting sorghum, wheat and cowpea transformations to help further Hy-Gain's goals.

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