Mary Schaeffer, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor Emeritus

Plant Sciences

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B.A., Chemistry, Swarthmore College
Ph.D., Biochemistry, Duke University

Mary Schaeffer (Polacco) was a geneticist with the USDA-ARS and curator of the Maize Genome Database, a web resource served from a campus site. Her research focused on bioinformatics strategies to manipulate and ‘mine’ information on plant genomes and their functionality, from gene product to whole plant and interspecific.