Rod Wing

Director of Arizona Genomics Institute

Professor, Plant Science

Regents Professor

Bud Antle Endowed Chair For Excellence, Agriculture & Life Sciences

Professor, BIO5 Institute

Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Graduate Faculty, Member

Research Interests

Comparative Evolutionary Genomics of Crop Plants (Rice, Oryza, Maize, Cotton, Brassica, Amborella)
Genome Sequencing and Physical Mapping
BAC Library Construction & Distribution (
Education and Outreach - Plant Science Family Nights


  • 1980 B.A. Biochemistry, UC Berkeley
  • 1987 Ph.D. Genetics, UC Davis
  • 1987-1990, Postdoctoral Research Associate, USDA-UC Berkely Plant Gene Expression Center, Albany, CA
  • 1990-1991, Research Associate, NSF Plant Science Center, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY