Qi Mu

Department of Plant and Soil Sciences

Qi Mu

Assistant Professor of Molecular Plant Breeding and Genomics

Office location:

Townsend Hall
Newark, DE 19716

Resource links


  • Postdoc - Iowa State University
  • Ph.D. - Plant Breeding - Iowa State University
  • M.S. - Horticulture and Crop Science - The Ohio State University
  • B.S. - Horticultural Science - China Agricultural University



The Mu lab aims to understand the genetics, development, and environmental regulation of agronomically important traits in maize and sorghum. The ultimate goal is to genetically improve crop resilience and production under climate variability. To achieve this goal, we employ approaches from quantitative genetics, genomics, molecular biology, genome editing, and bioinformatics.