David A. Van Sanford

David A. Van Sanford

David A. Van Sanford


327 Plant Sciences Building 1405 Veterans Drive Lexington, KY 40546-0312

Last Revised: Mar 19th, 2024

Professional Biography

Areas of Interest: Wheat breeding: development of improved cultivars of soft red winter wheat for Kentucky.  Specific research foci include the inheritance of resistance to Fusarium head blight, breeding for adaptation to climate change and identification of genetic factors associated with nitrogen use efficiency.


2018-2019 University of Kentucky Research Professorship Award Recipient


Ph.D., Genetics, North Carolina State University, 1981
M.S., Crop Science, Colorado State University, 1978
B.S., Crop Science, Oregon State University, 1973

Contact Information

Rebecca McCulley, Ph.D.
Department Chair

105 Plant Sciences Building Lexington, KY 40546-0312

(859) 257-5020