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Dr Lucy Egan has been a member of the CSIRO cotton breeding team since November 2020. She is a Research Scientist and focusses on incorporating host plant resistance to various pests and diseases into cotton. Prior to her position at CSIRO, Lucy was based in New Zealand where she completed her PhD at Lincoln University. Her thesis focussed on germplasm exploration and phenotyping in Trifolium species for the improvement of agronomic traits and abiotic stress tolerance.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2015

    Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Biotechnology and Biochemistry)
    Lincoln University

  • 2016

    Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science (Plant Breeding)
    Lincoln University

  • 2020

    Doctor of Philosophy (Plant Breeding and Genetics)
    Lincoln University

Current Roles

  • Research Scientist
    Cotton Breeding