Susan McCouch

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Susan R. McCouch (born 1953)[1] is an American geneticist specializing in the genetics of rice.[2] She is the Barbara McClintock Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics at Cornell University, and since 2018 a member of the National Academy of Sciences.[3]

McCouch completed her doctorate at Cornell in 1990, under the supervision of Steven D. Tanksley.[4] Her research has included identifying the genetic mechanisms used by rice to survive long-term flooding,[5] and the development of a new cultivar of red rice.[6]


  1. ^ Birthdate from Library of Congress authority file
  2. ^ "Scientists probe ancient grains of rice and are surprised by what they find". Christian Science Monitor. July 27, 2016. ISSN 0882-7729. Retrieved 2018-08-09.
  3. ^ Fleischman, Tom. "Two on faculty elected to National Academy of Sciences". Cornell Chronicle.
  4. ^ Waldron, Patricia (June 16, 2016). "BTI Faculty Honor Former Advisor, Steve Tanksley". Boyce Thompson Institute. Retrieved 2018-08-09.
  5. ^ Ramanujan, Krishna (July 12, 2018). "Rice survives long-term floods due to newly discovered genetic mechanism". Cornell Chronicle.
  6. ^ Ramanujan, Krishna (February 28, 2018), "Nutritious red rice developed for the U.S.", Cornell Chronicle

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