Curriculum Vitae

Education & Professional Experience

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Matthew Blair

Research Associate Professor
Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences

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Plant Breeder, Molecular Geneticist

NPT  Volunteer Gardener Show  featuring Dr. Blair


Introduction to Plant Breeding – undergraduate level course (spring 2014)
Advanced Plant Breeding – graduate level course (expected, spring 2015) 


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Erasmus Fund (European Union) Fellowship for Visiting Scholars. France and Sweden 2012

CIAT’s list of most productive scientists for refereed publications: 1st place 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Bean Improvement Cooperative - Distinguished Achievement Award, 2007

Invited Speaker at Conferences: Bean Improvement Cooperative (USA) - BIC 2005, 2007; Congresso Nacional de Feijão (Brazil) - CONAFE 2008; Crop Science Society of America (USA) - CSSA, 2009; International Crop Legume Genetics and Genomics - ICLGG 2003, 2008, 2010; International Life Sciences Institute – ILSI (Colombia and USA) 2005,2006,2007, 2012; Plant and Animal Genome (USA) - PAG 2002, 2007

Invited Lectures; Cargill Series at Colorado State Univ. (Fort Collins, USA) 2009; Chinese Academy of Agri. Science (Beijing, China) 2008, 2009; Cornell Plant Breeding Seminar Series (Ithaca, USA) 2006; 2008; Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agrícola, Centro de Arroz e Feijão (EMBRAPA-CNPAF) (Goiânia, Brazil) 2004 and 2006.

STUDENTS - Where are they now?  
       PhD Students 
       MS Students 
       BSc Honor Students       
       Fellowship Students


PhD in Plant Breeding, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
MS in Agronomy, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, PR
BS in Agriculture, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Date joined staff:  June, 2013