Dr. Tim Samuels

EPSCoR Research Focus: 
Feedstock Development
Sr. Molecular Genetic Specialist
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
Oklahoma State University
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B.S. | Biology | Midwestern State University | 1994
M.S. | Biology | Midwestern State University | 1996
ABD | Plant Physiology | University of Missouri | 1999
Ph.D. | Plant Science (Molecular Biology) | Oklahoma State University | 2003
Research Interests: 

Modern Molecular Genetics:  Improving the Biomass Yield of Switchgrass

Dr. Samuels' research interest focuses on switchgrass breeding and molecular genetics.  One of his research goals is to develop new switchgrass cultivars with improvement in biomass yield and other traits related to viable and sustainable feedstock production.

Pictured (Right):  Dr. Samuels' research will aid in the development of more efficient and disease-tolerant switchgrass plants. (Photo Credit: OSU Agricultural Communication Services



Key Publications: 

Bold items indicate EPSCoR-supported research

  • Todd, J., Y.Q. Wu, Z. Wang, and T. Samuels. “Genetic Diversity in Tetraploid Switchgrass Revealed by AFLP Marker Polymorphisms.” Genetics and Molecular Research. (2011). (Accepted)

  • Wang, Y.W., T. Samuels, and Y.Q. Wu. “Development of 1030 Genomic SSR Markers in Switchgrass.” Theoretical and Applied Genetics. (2011). 122: 677-686. doi: 10.1007/s00122-010-1477-4.
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