Santos Barrera Lemus, first author of “Large genomic introgression blocks of Phaseolus parvifolius Freytag bean into the common bean enhance the crossability between tepary and common beans”
Current Position: Biotech Research Manager at Plant Sciences Inc.
Education: Ph.D. in Agronomy and Horticulture, specialization in plant breeding
Non-scientific Interests: Reading and playing tennis. I also love spending time with my family
Brief bio: I grew up in a small town in a rural area of Colombia. I come from a very humble family, and I have been passionate about agriculture since I was a kid. I have a B.Sc. in agronomy engineering and a M.Sc. in agricultural science, specializing in plant breeding. In December 2021, I finished my Ph.D. in Agronomy and Horticulture, specializing in plant breeding at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. I have more than nine years of de experience working in the agricultural research industry. During the years I have been working in bean breeding, I have brought new useful genetic variation from tepary beans into the common beans, which allowed me to develop several experimental, interspecific common/tepary bean lines that could be used to overcome climate