Candice Hirsch

Translating Big Data Into Improved Crop Performance in Agricultural Systems

University of Minnesota

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Candice Hirsch is a DuPont Young Professor and McKnight Land Grant Professor in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics. She received her PhD in Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and conducted postdoctoral research at Michigan State University.Her 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 produce more food on less land while mitigating risk to farmers associated with environmental conditions.