Michael Lee, American plant geneticist and breeder, educator. Achievements include development and distribution of 350 inbred lines of maize used as the primary mapping population, worldwide, to make the maize genetic map; creation of 4 inbred lines of maize with improved insect resistance.
Lee, Michael was born on March 13, 1959 in Sewaren, New Jersey, United States. Son of Walter Robert and Regina (Golembieski) Lee.
Bachelor of Science, Rutgers University, 1981. Master of Science, University Minnesota, St. Paul, 1984. Doctor of Philosophy, University Minnesota, St. Paul, 1986.
Research assistant University Minnesota, St. Paul, 1981-1986. Assistant professor Iowa State University, Ames, 1986-1991, associate professor, 1991-1997, professor, since 1997. Consultant Dow, Monsanto, Pioneer, D&P, Nidera, since 1988, Food and Agriculture Organization (of the United Nations)/International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria, since 1992 (Sorghum and Maize Genetics award 1992, 95, 99).
Panel member USDA-NRI Plant Genome, 1992, 93 (Maize Genetics award 1988, 97, 99, Oat Genetics award 1992).
Achievements include development and distribution of 350 inbred lines of maize used as the primary mapping population, worldwide, to make the maize genetic map. Creation of 4 inbred lines of maize with improved insect resistance.
Author 12 book chapters, numerous research manuscripts. Editor Crop Science, since 1995.
Married Debra Delora Metzger, December 29, 1984. Children: Matthew, Christopher.
Walter Robert Lee
Regina (Golembieski) Lee
Debra Delora Metzger