David Douches, Ph.D.

David Douches

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Professor; Director of MSU Potato Breeding and Genetics Program, Director of USAID Feed the Future Global Biotech Partnership, Director of Plant Breeding Genetics and Biotechnology Graduate Program
Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences

Phone:
517-884-6946

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Degrees:
Ph.D. Unversity of California, Davis

Dr. Dave Douches, a professor in Michigan State University’s Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, has led the MSU potato breeding and genetics program for over 30 years. The program has produced over 30 new potato varieties and has been recognized as a global leader in potato research.

Director of the Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biotechnology Graduate Program
Director of USAID Feed the Future Biotechnology Partnership - Potato Project 2015-2026

Awards:

Honorary Life Membership to the Potato Association of America (PAA) Awarded 2021

2019 Corporate Connector of the Year


2014 William Beal Outstanding Faculty Award Recipient

2011 Potato Researcher of the Year Award

Publications

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