Welcome to the Hirsch Lab Website

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About Us

We are a research group in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics at the University of Minnesota led by Associate Professor Candy Hirsch. The research in the Hirsch lab in centered on translational genomics in maize. Our research involves the integration of big data including high throughput genome and transcriptome sequencing, high throughput phenotyping, and extensive environmental measurements with the end goal of improving corn as a crop plant. For more information on current research projects in the Hirsch lab please see our research projects page