Philipp W. Simon


Dr. Philipp W. Simon began his scientific studies with a PhD in Genetics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1977. Since 1979, he has been working as a Research Geneticist, and since 1986 a Research Leader, in the Vegetable Crops Research Unit of the USDA Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), and Professor of Horticulture at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Over the course of his successful career, Dr Simon has published over 200 papers, trained more than 30 PhD students, and won a multitude of prestigious awards, including an Honorary Doctorate from the Agricultural University of Krakow, Poland, and the National Association of Plant Breeders Lifetime Achievement Award. His research in vegetable genetics and breeding focuses on fresh market carrot improvement, targeting improved flavor and nutritional quality, nematode, disease and abiotic stress resistance, and genetic mapping.