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Xuecai Zhang

Maize Molecular Breeder for Latin America

Xuecai Zhang is a scientist and maize molecular breeder based in Mexico with CIMMYT’s Global Maize Program. He implements modern molecular breeding applications to improve the efficiency of the Latin American maize breeding programs by dissecting the genetic architecture of the major maize complex traits including disease resistance, abiotic stress tolerance and nutritional quality improvement. He also coordinates the work of mainstreaming genomic selection approaches in CIMMYT’s maize breeding pipeline globally.