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Dr. Clifford F Weil
Purdue University

Dr. Cliff Weil earned his bachelor’s degree in Genetics from UC Davis in 1978 and his doctoral degree in Genetics and Development from Cornell University in 1984. Cliff serves on the faculty at Purdue University. He teaches an undergraduate Introductory Genetics course, and graduate courses in Advanced Plant Genetics and in Genomics. He is also a member of the Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research, a group including food chemists, engineers, and biophysicists working with food and ingredient companies around the world to bring advances in carbohydrate research to bear on food and industrial problems, improvements and development. He is also part of Purdue Plant Biology Program, PULSe Chromatin and Gene Expression Training Group, PULSe Plant Biology Training Group. He has held numerous positions including: Associate Professor, Dept. of Agronomy, Purdue University, 2001-present, Associate Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Idaho, 1998-2001, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Idaho, 1992-1998, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Georgia, 1988-1992, Postdoctoral Research Associate, and Ohio State University, 1984-1988. He has won University of Idaho Alumni Award for Teaching Excellence, 1998 (student nominated), Seeds of Success Research Award, Purdue University, 2003, 2006 , Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2006, Editorial Board, BioEnergy Research, 2007-present, Scientific Advisory Board, NSF Plant Genome: Maize Inflorescence Project, 2008