LAWRENCE B. SMART BIO

LAWRENCE B. SMART

Lawrence B. Smart

Professor, Horticulture Section at the Cornell University School of Integrative Plant Science

Larry Smart is a Professor of Horticulture in the School of Integrative Plant Science at Cornell University.  He is a plant geneticist and breeder who uses genomic tools to understand the biology of key traits and breed improved varieties of hemp for grain, fiber, and cannabinoids, shrub willow for bioenergy, and hop for craft breweries in New York.  His research has focused on hybrid vigor, sex determination, and disease resistance. He earned a BS in Biology from Cornell University, PhD in Genetics from Michigan State University, and was an NSF post-doctoral fellow at UC Davis.