Dr. Mike Gore is a professor of molecular breeding and genetics for nutritional quality, Liberty Hyde Bailey professor, and Chair of the Plant Breeding and Genetics Section in the School of Integrative Plant Science at Cornell University. Mike is also the Associate Director for Research Partnerships in CROPPS, the Center for Research on Programmable Plant Systems. He holds a BS and MS from Virginia Tech and a PhD from Cornell University. His expertise is in the field of quantitative genetics and genomics, especially the genetic dissection of metabolic seed traits related to nutritional quality. Additionally, Mike is a pioneer in the development and application of field-based, high-throughput phenotyping tools for plant breeding and genetics research.