Dr. Alan Chambers
Assistant Professor — Genetics and Breeding of Tropical Fruits
I am a tropical fruits breeder focused on identifying economically viable crops for southern Florida and creating novel cultivars through deep genomic/genetic insights and advanced molecular methods. The primary objective of my program is to increase value to growers and enhance the consumer experience with tropical fruits. I am passionately interested in superior agronomic performance, enhanced sensory and nutritional quality, optimized sustainable production, and gaining fundamental insights enabling future genetic gains in target species.
My rapidly evolving program includes research on mango, banana, papaya, lychee, longan, avocado, Vanilla, and other tropical/subtropical fruits.
I am interested in developing domestic and international collaborations towards deploying genetic solutions that will improve access to nutritious, affordable, and abundant food irrespective of geography.