James Walsh

Research Interests

Bruce Walsh is a Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona and also a Professor in the College of Public Health. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Animal Sciences, Plant Sciences, and Molecular and Cellular Biology, and the former Chair of two Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs: Genetics and Statistics. Dr. Walsh is internationally known for his work on the genetics of complex traits, and is coauthor of the leading graduate text on Quantitative Genetics. He is a frequently-invited speaker at national and international meetings, being a keynote speaker at the last Two World Congresses in Quantitative Genetics (China and Scotland) as well as at the most recent Gordon Conference in Quantitative Genetics. Dr. Walsh routinely teaches several international graduate/ post-graduate courses each year in areas ranging from animal and plant breeding, to evolutionary genetics, to human applications, and has taught in Australia, Belgium, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, Holland, Korea, New Zealand, Portugal, Scotland, and Sweden in additional to numerous domestic short courses. Most recently, in conjunction with BIO5, he has started the Tucson Winter Institute in Plant Breeding, whose propose is to train academic and industry plant breeders from around the world in the latest techniques in genomics, statistics, and bioinformatics as they relate to improving plant production.