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Jeff Maughan

Professor
Plant & Wildlife Sciences

5144 LSB
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

Jeff received a Ph.D. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). He was co-advised by Drs. G.R. Buss and M.A. Saghai Maroof in the Department of Crop and Soil Science. His dissertation was entitled “Microsatellite polymorphism, orthologous evolution and molecular marker analysis of seed quality traits in soybean (Glycine max L. Merr).

Jeff worked for five years at the Monsanto Company as a Project Lead for Technology Development and then as Director of their High Throughput Genotyping Laboratory in Ankeny, IA. While at Monsanto he was awarded an Over and Beyond Award - Outstanding Project Implementation (2001). He moved to BYU in 2002 as an Associate Professor and was promoted to full Professor of Molecular Genetics in 2011. He has been awarded with the Thomas L. Martin Professorship (2014), College of Life Sciences, Outstanding Teaching Award (2011), and the John A. Widtsoe University Fellowship (2008) in recognition of research that enhances the quality of life and contributes to the solution of pressing world problem. He currently serves on the editorial board for the Botanical Society of America’s Applications in Plant Sciences. He has an established research program with funding from numerous sources including USDA, NSF, McKnight Foundation as well as several private corporations and independent donors. He has published > 60 refereed journal articles and book chapters and serves as an International Atomic energy Agency (IAEA) missions expert for food, agriculture and biotechnology.

Research Interests

Dr. Maughan's research is primarily focused on development of genomic tools for accelerated breeding of orphaned crops. These crops (quinoa, amaranth, oca, etc.) were food staples among the ancient civilization of Central and South America (Tiwanaku, Inca, Maya and Aztec). Archeological remains have been identified that date to 4,000 BC (Valley of Tehuacan, Mexico). These grain species remain important as a food crops in several areas of modern Latin America and have recently received substantial attention as an alternative food crop, especially in light of their tolerance to abiotic stress (drought and salinity). Among the favorable characteristics of quinoa and amaranth are the quality and quantity of protein in the seed. The seed protein is exceptionally high in lysine (generally the first limiting amino acid in the cereal grains) with an amino acid composition that compares favorable with FAO/WHO standards. Lysine is the most limiting essential amino acid for billions of poor in the developing world where over dependence on cereals results in Kwashiorkor disease, a protein (l-lysine) deficiency, which is especially severe in poor children. Historically, a healthy plant based diet has been achieved through the consumption of diverse plant species.

Teaching Interests

Genetics, Genomics, Plant Transformation and Molecular Breeding

Education

  • PhD, Molecular Genetics , Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1994)
  • MS, Agronomy , Brigham Young University (1991)
  • BS, Agronomy , Brigham Young University (1990)

Honors and Awards

  • Missions expert for food, agriculture and biotechnology, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) (2011 - Present)
  • Excellence in Research Award, College of Life Sciences, Brigham Young University (2018 - 2019)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Plant and Wildlife Sciences Department, Brigham Young University (2018 - 2019)
  • Karl G Maeser Research and Creative Arts Award, Brigham Young University (2018 - 2019)
  • Thomas L. Martin Professorship, Brigham Young University (2014 - 2014)
  • Outstanding Teaching Award , College of Life Sciences (2011 - 2011)
  • John A. Widtsoe Fellowship, Brigham Young University (2008 - 2009)
  • Over and Beyond Award, Monsanto (2001 - 2001)

Memberships

  • Botanical Society of America (2012 - Present)
  • Crop Science Society of America (2002 - Present)

Professional Citizenship

  • Other, American Journal of Botany - Applications in Plant Sciences (2012 - Present)
  • Other, International Atomic Energy Agency (2018 - 2018)
  • Grant Proposal Reviewer, External, National Science Foundation (2015 - 2015)

Courses Taught

Publications

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Tester Eric N Jellen David Jarvis Eric N Jellen David Jarvis Spencer P. Hunt Hayley H. Mangelsen Peter J Maughan Angel M. Morris Peter J Maughan Bryan G Hopkins Neil C Hansen K. M. Murphy J. B. Matanguihan F. F. Fuentes L. R. Gomez-Pando Eric N Jellen Peter J Maughan B. Kolano M. Gines T. Baldwin A. Rashid P. Bregitzer Peter J Maughan Eric N Jellen K. Esvelt-Klos M. L. Metougui M. Mokhtari Peter J Maughan Eric N Jellen O. Benlhabib D. J. Lightfoot David Jarvis T. Ramaraj R. Lee Eric N Jellen Peter J Maughan D. E. Jarvis Y. S. Ho D. J. Lightfoot S. M. Schmöckel B. Li T. Borm H. Ohyanagi K. Mineta C. T. Michell N. Saber N. M. Kharbatia R. R. Rupper A. R. Sharp N. Dally B. A. Boughton Y. H. Woo G. Gao E. Schijlen X. Guo A. A. Momin S. Negrão S. Al-Babili C. Gehring U. Roessner C. Jung K. Murphy S. T. Arold T. Gojobori G. van der Linden E. N. van Loo Eric N Jellen Peter J Maughan M. Tester Eric N Jellen Eric W Jackson Peter J Maughan Lindsay Chaney Ryan Mangelson Thiru Ramaraj Eric N Jellen Peter J Maughan Ouafae Benlhabib Noura Boujartani Peter J Maughan Sven-Erik Jacobsen Eric N Jellen Chris D. Anderson Nathan J. Ricks Farley M. Kevin Peter J Maughan Mikel R Stevens J. W. Clouse D. Adhikary J. T. Page T. Ramaraj M. K. Deyholos Joshua A Udall Daniel Fairbanks Eric N Jellen Peter J Maughan J. B. Matanguihan Peter J Maughan Eric N Jellen B. Kolano B. M. Walsh D. Adhikary Peter J Maughan E. Emshwiller Eric N Jellen V. Cepeda-Cornejo D. C. Brown G. Palomino E. de la Cruz M. Fogarty Peter J Maughan Eric N Jellen D. C. Brown V. Cepeda-Cornejo Peter J Maughan Eric N Jellen Derek D Houston K. S. Mitchel J. W. Clouse Peter J Maughan J. C. Creighton A. N. Smith Seth Mikaya Bybee Mark C Belk Peter J Maughan Joshua A Udall Eric N Jellen Peter J Maughan Scott M Smith W. Chatwin K. K. Carpenter F. R. Jimenez D. B. Elzinga Leigh A Johnson Peter J Maughan Eric N Jellen Peter J Maughan F. Fuentes B. A. Kolano Peter J Maughan Eric N Jellen Joshua A Raney Charlee Byers Peter J Maughan Jared Clouse J Ryan Stewart N. A. Tinker S. Chao G. R. Lazo R. E. Oliver Poland JA Huang Y-F Eric N Jellen Peter J Maughan A. Kilian E. W. Jackson J. A. Raney D. J. Reynolds D. B. Elzinga J. Page Joshua A Udall Eric N Jellen A. Bonfacio Daniel Fairbanks Peter J Maughan M. Bonnave G. Bleeckx J. Rojas Beltrán Peter J Maughan Terrazas F. Flamand M-C P. Bertin K. D. Kietlinski F. Jimenez Eric N Jellen Peter J Maughan S. M. Smith D. B. Pratt E. Islamovic D. E. Obert A. D. Budde M. Schmitt R. Brunick A. Kilian S. Chao G. R. Lazo J. M. Marshall Eric N Jellen Peter J Maughan G. Hu K. E. Klos R. H. Brown E. W. Jackson R. B. Dockter D. B. Elzinga Bradley Dale Geary Peter J Maughan Leigh A Johnson D. Tumbleson J. Franke K. Dockter Mikel R Stevens E. Islamovic D. E. Obert R. E. Oliver J. M. Marshall K. J. Miclaus A. Hang S. Chao G. Lazo S. A. Harrison A. Ibrahim Eric N Jellen Peter J Maughan R. H. Brown E. W. Jackson Mikel R Stevens Ryan B Dockter Teffany L. Austin David B. Elzinga Leigh A Johnson Peter J Maughan Bradley Dale Geary Danika Tumbleson JanaLynn Franke Keri Dockter Rebekah E. Oliver Nicholas E. Tinker Gerard R. Lazo Shiaoman Chao Eric N Jellen Martin L. Carson Howard W. Rines Donald E. Obert Joseph D. Lutz Irene Shackelford Abraham B. Korol Charlene P. Wight K. M. Gardner J. Hattori Aaron D. Beattie Asmund Bjornstad Michael J. Bonman Jean-Luc Jannink Mark E. Sorrells Gina L. Brown-Guedira Jennifer W. Mitchell Fetch Stephen A. Harrison Catherine J. Howarth Amir Ibrahim Frederick L. Kolb Michael S. McMullen J. Paul Murphy Herb W. Ohm Brian G. Rossnagel Weikai Yan Kelsey J. Miclaus Jordan Hiller Peter J Maughan Rachel R. Redman Hulse Joseph M. Anderson Emir Islamovic Eric W. Jackson Eric N Jellen Peter J Maughan D. Bertero H. Munir F. R. Jimenez Peter J Maughan A. Alvarez K. D. Kietlinski S. M. Smith D. B. Pratt D. B. Elzinga Eric N Jellen Scott M Smith Peter J Maughan Derek D. Houston David B. Elzinga Peter J Maughan Scott M. Smith John Sai Keong Kauwe Richard Paul Evans Ryan B. Stinger Dennis K Shiozawa D. J. Fairbanks A. D. Fairbanks H. T. Ogden G. J. Parker Peter J Maughan Rachel R Redman Eric W Jackson Rebekah E Oliver Peter J Maughan Gerard R Lazo Dinesh Adhikary Jolene L Beard Eric N Jellen Peter J Maughan S. M. Smith J. A. Rojas-Beltrán D. Elzinga J. A. Raney Eric N Jellen A. Bonifacio Joshua A Udall Daniel Fairbanks Peter J Maughan S. M. Smith J. A. Raney L. B. Parra-Gonzalez G. A. Aravena-Abarzúa C. S. Navarro-Navarro Joshua A Udall Peter J Maughan L. M. Peterson H. E. Salvo-Garrido I. J. Maureira-Butler R. Cronn B. Knaus A. Liston Peter J Maughan M. Parks J. Syring Joshua A Udall R. L. Byers D. B. Harker S. M. Yourstone Peter J Maughan Joshua A Udall Peter J Maughan Joshua A Udall Eric N Jellen Auturo Jason Morales Prabin Bajgain Zackary Garver Peter J Maughan Joshua A Udall E. W. Jackson D. E. Obert E. Islamovic R. E. Oliver K. J. Miclaus Eric N Jellen Peter J Maughan A. Hang S. Chao G. Lazo S. A. Harrison A. Ibrahim G. Hu J. M. Windes B. Kolano B. W. Gardunia M. Michalska A. Bonifacio Daniel Fairbanks Peter J Maughan Craig Eliot Coleman Mikel R Stevens Eric N Jellen J. Maluszynska Eric N Jellen M. C. Sederberg B. A. Kolano A. Bonifacio Peter J Maughan Amalia Vargas David B. Elzinga Jorge A. Rojas-Beltran Alejandro Bonifacio Bradley Dale Geary Mikel R Stevens Eric N Jellen Peter J Maughan Peter J Maughan S. M. Smith Eric N Jellen Daniel Fairbanks R. E. Oliver G. R. Lazo J. D. Lutz M. J. Rubenfield N. A. Tinker N. H. Wisniewski Morehead D. Adhikary Eric N Jellen Peter J Maughan J. M. Anderson G. L. Brown Guedira S. Chao A. D. Beattie M. L. Carson HW Rines D. E. Obert J. M. Bonman E. W. Jackson R. E. Oliver Eric N Jellen G. Ladizinsky A. B. Korol A. Kilian J. L. Beard Z. Dumlupinar N. H. Wisniewski Morehead E. Svedin M. Coon R. Redman Peter J Maughan D. E. Obert E. W. Jackson R. E. Oliver G. R. Lazo J. D. Lutz M. J. Rubenfield N. A. Tinker N. H. Wisniewski Morehead D. Adhikary Eric N Jellen Peter J Maughan J. M. Anderson G. L. Brown Guedira S. Chao A. D. Beattie M. L. Carson HW Rines D. E. Obert J. M. Bonman E. W. Jackson Peter J Maughan Scott M. Yourstone Robert L. Byers Scott M. Smith J. A. Udall Peter J Maughan Scott Yourstone Eric N Jellen Joshua A Udall F. F. Fuentes Peter J Maughan Eric N Jellen Peter J Maughan T. B. Turner Craig Eliot Coleman D. B. Elzinga Eric N Jellen J. A. Morales Joshua A Udall Daniel Fairbanks A. Bonifacio F. F. Fuentes E. A. Martinez P. V. Hinrichsen Eric N Jellen Peter J Maughan M. A. Mallory D. B. Pratt R. Vivas Eric N Jellen Peter J Maughan S. Hittalmani T. N. Girish H. Biradar Peter J Maughan D E Jarvis O R Kopp Eric N Jellen M A Mallory J Pattee A Bonifacio Craig Eliot Coleman Mikel R Stevens D J Fairbanks Peter J Maughan Peter J Maughan N. Sisneros M. Luo D. Kudrna J. S. Ammiraju R. A. Wing Marie R. Balzotti J. N. Thornton Peter J Maughan D. A. McClellan Mikel R Stevens Eric N Jellen D. J. Fairbanks Craig Eliot Coleman Peter J Maughan A. Bonifacio Craig Eliot Coleman Eric N Jellen Mikel R Stevens D. J. Fairbanks S A Christensen D B Pratt C Pratt P T Nelson Mikel R Stevens Eric N Jellen Craig Eliot Coleman D J Fairbanks A Bonifacio Peter J Maughan Peter J Maughan B A Kolano J Maluszynska N D Coles A Bonifacio J Rojas Craig Eliot Coleman Mikel R Stevens D J Fairbanks S E Parkinson Eric N Jellen Mikel R Stevens Craig Eliot Coleman S E Parkinson Peter J Maughan H B Zhang M R Balzotti D Kooyman K Arumuganathan A Bonifacio D J Fairbanks Eric N Jellen J J Stevens D. J. Fairbanks Peter J Maughan S L Mason Mikel R Stevens Eric N Jellen A Bonifacio D J Fairbanks Craig Eliot Coleman A G Rasmussen R R McCarty Peter J Maughan Peter J Maughan A. Bonifacio Eric N Jellen Mikel R Stevens Craig Eliot Coleman M. Ricks S. L. Mason D. E. Jarvis B. W. Gardunia D. J. Fairbanks N D Coles Craig Eliot Coleman S A Christensen E N Jellen Mikel R Stevens A Bonifacio J A Rojas-Beltran D J Fairbanks Peter J Maughan S. C. Jeong S. Kristipati A. J. Hayes Peter J Maughan S. L. Noffsinger I. Grunduz G. R. Buss M. A. Saghai-Maroof P. Coello Peter J Maughan A. Mendoza R. Philip D. Bollinger T. L. Veum LO Vodkin J. C. Polacco R Philip D Darnowski Peter J Maughan L O Vodkin Peter J Maughan M A Saghai Maroof G R Buss Peter J Maughan R Philip M J Cho J M Wildholm L O Vodkin S. Wang Q. Zhang Peter J Maughan M. A. Saghai-Maroof R. M. Biyashev R. A. Ragab Peter J Maughan MA Saghai-Maroof Peter J Maughan M. A. Saghai-Maroof G. R. Buss GM Huestis M. A. Saghai-Maroof G. P. Yang R. M. Biyashev Peter J Maughan Q. Zhang Peter J Maughan M. A. Saghai-Maroof G. R. Buss Peter J Maughan M. A. Saghai-Maroof G. R. Buss Y. G. Yu M. A. Saghai-Maroof G. R. Buss Peter J Maughan S. A. Tolin Daniel Fairbanks A. Waldrigues C. F. Ruas Peter J Maughan L. R. Robison W. R. Andersen C. R. Riede C. S. Pauley L. G. Caetano O. M. N. Arantes M. H. P. Fungaro M. C. Vidotto S. E. Jankevicius

Presentations

Shaun Bushman Matthew Robbins Peter J Maughan
Elodie Rey David Jarvis Peter J Maughan F Maumus Mark Tester
Clinton Jeremy Whipple Peter J Maughan David Jarvis Mosquera Joseph DeTemple
Peter J Maughan Craig Eliot Coleman
Craig Eliot Coleman Daniel D. Machado Ian C. Burke Samuel R. Revolinski Peter J Maughan
Brian J Cox Peter J Maughan Eric N Jellen David Jarvis
Laura K Christensen David Jarvis Jaime Sheridan Luz R Gomez-Pando Eric N Jellen Peter J Maughan
Tom J Kerby Peter J Maughan Eric N Jellen David Jarvis
Eric N Jellen Peter J Maughan
Brian J Cox Eric N Jellen Peter J Maughan David Jarvis
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David Jarvis Peter J Maughan Eric N Jellen M. Tester
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R. Walstead A. Whaley R. Reid J. J. Jay R. Lee M. Waters G. Keikus R. Sebra T. Langdon V. Vallejo Eric N Jellen Peter J Maughan C. Brouwer J. Schlueter
Peter J Maughan R. Lee T. Langdon J. Schlueter E. Jackson Eric N Jellen
H. Hansen Eric N Jellen D. Jarvis Peter J Maughan
David Jarvis Peter J Maughan Eric N Jellen M. Tester
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Peter J Maughan David Jarvis Eric N Jellen
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Peter J Maughan T. Ramaraj David Jarvis D. Lightfoot R. Lee Eric N Jellen
E. N. Van Loo D. E. Jarvis T. J. A. Borm Y. S. Ho S. M. Schmoeckel Eric N Jellen N. M. Kharbatia B. Li D. J. Lightfoot N. O. Saber E. Schijlen C. G. van der Linden Peter J Maughan M. A. Tester
Eric N Jellen Peter J Maughan
Peter J Maughan Eric N Jellen David E Javis Damien Lightfoot Thiru Ramaraj
Peter J Maughan Eric N Jellen
B. Anderson M. Evans L. Wallace J. Clouse Peter J Maughan J Ryan Stewart
Peter J Maughan Eric N Jellen
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Eric N Jellen Peter J Maughan
M. Gines T. Baldwin A. Rashid K. Klos P. Bregitzer Eric N Jellen Peter J Maughan
Peter J Maughan Eric N Jellen
Christopher D. Anderson Nathan J. Ricks Kevin M. Farley Peter J Maughan Mikel R Stevens
C. D. Anderson K. M. Farley N. J. Ricks Peter J Maughan Mikel R Stevens
A. E. Chu M. C. Fogarty Peter J Maughan E. W. Jackson Eric N Jellen
R. N. Walstead A. Whaley R. Reid J. J. Jay R. Lee R. Sebra J. Langdon T. Sheridan A. Hayes E. Jackson Eric N Jellen Peter J Maughan C. Brouwer J. Schlueter
David E. Jarvis Yung Shwen Ho Damien J. Lightfoot Sandra M. Schmöckel Bo Li Craig T. Michell Noha Saber Najeh M. Kharbatia Kevin Murphy Aaron R. Sharp Joshua A Udall Eric N Jellen Peter J Maughan Mark Tester
Eric N Jellen Peter J Maughan
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Eric N Jellen D. Bertero Peter J Maughan
Peter J Maughan Eric N Jellen
J. Clouse J. T. Page T. Ramaraj Joshua A Udall Eric N Jellen Peter J Maughan
M. C. Fogarty C. A. Dohse E. Braithwaite Peter J Maughan E. Jackson Eric N Jellen
J. Clouse J. T. Page T. Ramaraj Joshua A Udall Eric N Jellen Peter J Maughan
Eric N Jellen M. C. Fogarty Peter J Maughan E. Jackson D. C. Brown V. C. Cepeda-Cornejo
A. Joice M. Soliai D. Elzinga Peter J Maughan B. Kuberan
Peter J Maughan Eric N Jellen
S. Dunken Peter J Maughan R. Baxter Brock R McMillan Randy T Larsen
W. Chattwin K. Carpenter L. Johnson Peter J Maughan
D. Cepeda V. Brown Peter J Maughan G. A. Palmino Hasbash De la Cruz Torres E Eric N Jellen
Suzanne Dunken Peter J Maughan Rick Baxter Brock R McMillan Randy T Larsen
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A. D. Fairbanks H. T. Ogden G. J. Parker Peter J Maughan Daniel Fairbanks
D. D. Houston N. Davis J. Page P. Ridge R. P. Evans Peter J Maughan Joshua A Udall Dennis K Shiozawa
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R. Redman Peter J Maughan R. Oliver E. W. Jackson G. R. Lazo Eric N Jellen
S. M. Smith K. E. Nielsen Z. S. Danielson Eric N Jellen Peter J Maughan
R. L. Byers D. B. Harker Peter J Maughan Joshua A Udall
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F. R. Jimenez Peter J Maughan G. Meza O. S. Probst N. C. Ames K. C. Patton Joshua A Udall Eric N Jellen
Peter J Maughan S. M. Yourstone R. L. Byers S. Smith Joshua A Udall
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Eric N Jellen Rachel Redman Peter J Maughan Rebekah Oliver Abraham Korol Eric W Jackson
Gerry R Lazo Nick A Tinker Rebekah E Oliver Shiaoman Chao James M Anderson Mark J Rubenfield Joseph D Lutz Gina Brown-Guedira Eric N Jellen Peter J Maughan Eric W Jackson
Rhyan B Dockter S R Broderick K G Dockter D M Tumbleson Peter J Maughan Bradley Dale Geary Mikel R Stevens
Rachel R Redman Peter J Maughan Eric W Jackson Rebekah E Oliver Eric N Jellen
G. R. Lazo N. A. Tinker R. E. Oliver Eric N Jellen J. D. Luz M. J. Revenfield C. Chao G. Brown-Guedira J. M. Anderson Peter J Maughan Eric W. Jackson
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R. Byers S. Yourstone Peter J Maughan Joshua A Udall
Peter J Maughan S. Yourstone E. Lade Eric N Jellen Joshua A Udall
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