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Ed Kaleikau.jpg - Ed Kaleikau Ed Kaleikau
Title: National Program Leader
Unit: Division of Plant Systems-Production
Location: 3434 Waterfront Centre
Full Address and Directions
Phone: (202) 401 - 1931
Fax: (202) 401 - 1782

Related Programs: Plant Breeding, Genetics & Genomics
Related Funding Opportunities: Plant Feedstock Genomics for Bioenergy
Overview:
Ed Kaleikau is the National Program Leader for plant genomics, genetics and breeding, represents NIFA on the Interagency Working Group on Plant Genomes, the US-EC Task Force on Biotechnology, the National Plant Germplasm Coordinating Committee, and the USDA Biotechnology Working Group; and the Program Contact for the Triticeae Wheat and Barley CAP, Common Bean CAP, Solanaceae Tomato and Potato CAP, the PineRefSeq Conifer Genome CAP, the AFRI Plant Breeding for Agricultural Production Program, the interagency NIFA - DOE Plant Feedstock Genomics for Bioenergy Program, and the eXtension Plant Breeding and Genomics Community of Practice.

Beginning March 3, 2014 Dr. Kaleikau will be on detail for 12 months to the Office of the Chief Scientist, where he will serve as senior advisor for plant health and production. Ann Marie Thro will take Eds place as national program leader for the 2014 AFRI Foundational Plant Health and Production and Plant Products breeding priority area. Contact Luis Tupas for information on Bioenergy Plant Feedstock Genomics and Climate Change CAP projects.

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