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Jorge Dubcovsky

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Jorge Dubcovsky
AwardsWolf Prize in Agriculture
Academic background
Alma materUniversity of Buenos Aires
InfluencesJan Dvorak[1]
Academic work
InstitutionsUniversity of California, Davis
Main interestsbiologist
Notable ideasplant genetics, wheat genetics

Jorge Dubcovsky is a plant geneticist and biologist at the University of California, Davis. He is an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.[2] Dubcovsky's research focuses on wheat genomics.[3] In 2013, he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.[3] In 2014, Dubcovsky won the Wolf Prize in Agriculture alongside Leif Andersson.[2]

Early life

Dubcovsky graduated from the University of Buenos Aires in 1984 with a degree in biological sciences.[3] He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Buenos Aires and began studying wheat genetics at the University of California, Davis in 1992.[3] In 2004, research led by Dubcovsky culminated in the identification and cloning of the VRN2 gene in winter wheat.[4]


  1. ^ Viegas, J (2014). "Profile of Jorge Dubcovsky". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 111 (28): 10027–10028. Bibcode:2014PNAS..11110027V. doi:10.1073/pnas.1410244111. PMC 4104914. PMID 24982176.
  2. ^ a b "Plant science investigator and wheat geneticist Jorge Dubcovsky receives Wolf Prize in Agriculture". University of California, Davis. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d Bailey, Pat (3 May 2013). "Wheat Geneticist Elected to Academy of Sciences". Western Farm Press  – via HighBeam (subscription required). Archived from the original on 17 November 2018. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  4. ^ Marx, Jean (12 March 2004). "Remembrance of winter past: many crops keep track of the cold weather they've experienced and then bloom rapidly in springtime. A spate of new gene discoveries hints at how they stay on schedule". Science  – via HighBeam (subscription required). Archived from the original on 16 November 2018. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
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