Randall Wisser

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Department of Plant and Soil Sciences

Randall Wisser

Associate Professor of Plant Genetics

Office location:
163 Townsend Hall
Newark, DE 19716

Resources and links


  • Postdoc – Quantitative Genetics – North Carolina State University
  • Ph.D. – Plant Breeding and Genetics – Cornell University
  • B.S. – Biological Science – Florida International University

Courses taught

  • Genome Science: Technologies and Techniques
  • Genetics and Breeding
  • Diversity of the Double Helix


  • The Wisser laboratory works in the domain of plant genomics and breeding.
  • Investigations are centered on elucidating the genetic basis and other biological aspects of complex traits, response to artificial selection, environmental adaptation, and quantitative disease resistance.
  • The laboratory provides a setting for trainees and professionals to address biological questions relevant to plant improvement while developing fundamental skills in biology, breeding, statistics, bioinformatics, and molecular biology through a combination of field, laboratory, and computational experimentation.

Professional activities

  • Member, Genetics Society of America
  • Member, National Association of Plant Breeders
  • Member, American Phytopathological Society