Funded Research Projects

Research Projects MSU Harvest boxes Lake City


Dr. David Douches  (Director)

Dr. David Douches  (Principle Investigator)

  • Principal Investigator:  Enhancing potato quality through genetic improvement and variety development, Source: Michigan Potato Commission
  • Director: Feed The Future Biotechnology Partnership. Source: USAID 2015-2021
  • Co-Principal Investigator: MCA-PGR: Cycling below-ground: Circadian regulation in wild and domesticated potato NSF 2020-2024
  • Co-Principal Investigator: Mining the wild species Solanum microdontum for improvement of cultivated potato NIFA 2021-2024
  • Co-Principal Investigator:  Unraveling the Heterozygosity, Allelic Composition, and Copy Number Variation of Potato , Source: NSF  2012-2022
  • Principal Investigator: Damage by Phthorimaea operculella and Tecia solanivora on potatoes and resistant cultivars evaluation as control alternatives in Guatemala. Source: USDA/CRIA/IICA 2020-2021
  • Co-Principal Investigator: Genome wide evaluation of off-targets from gene editing reagents in seed vs. vegetatively propagated crop species. Source USDA 2018-2021
  • Co-Principal Investigator: Creating a new paradigm for potato breeding and seed production based on true potato seed. Source: NIFA 2019-2021
  • Principal Investigator: Development of Multipurpose Potato Cultivars with Enhanced Quality, Disease and Pest Resistance - North Central Region .Source: NIFA 2019-21
  • Principal Investigator: National Chip Potato Variety Commercialization Program Management. Source: Potatoes USA
  • Co-Principal Investigator: Hyperspectral imaging for early detection and control of potato. Source: USDA ARS 2020-2021
  • Principal Investigator:  Identify and develop assessment tools to help the breeding and selection of superior potato varieties for the potato chip-processing industry. Source: Michigan Potato Industry
  • Principle Investigator: Michigan Potato Research.  Source: US Potato Board
  • Principle Investigator: Michigan Potato Research.  Source: Michigan Potato Industry Commission