New Researcher Award - Fall 2010
Curtis Pozniak, associate professor in the Crop Development Centre (CDC) and the plant sciences department, has been steadily gaining a reputation in the area of plant genetics and breeding. Pozniak’s research program links basic research on the genetics and expression of agronomic disease resistance and end use quality traits with his applied research in the development of durum and other classes of wheat cultivars. His work has attracted over $10 million in funding from various sources and, in addition to supervising graduate students, he has authored or co-authored 20 scientific manuscripts. He has been invited to speak at provincial, national and international conferences and in July, he received the Young Agronomists award from The Canadian Society of Agronomy.