Section of Plant Breeding and Genetics
Room 309 Bradfield Hall
Ithaca, New York 14853 - USA
Cornell University plant breeder and geneticist Walter De Jong serves as a Principal Investigator on the GLOBAL Project.
Dr. De Jong’s research program centers on the development of new potato varieties, especially those resistant to the golden cyst nematode. Recent potato varieties released through his work include ‘Lamoka’, ‘Waneta’ and ‘Red Maria’. He received his PhD in Plant Pathology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1994, and joined Cornell University in 2000.