Our Team

The Soybean Innovation Lab team is made up of more than 100 technical soybean experts from across 24 countries, representing a variety of institutions, including national agricultural research systems, universities, the private sector, and development agencies with expertise across the soybean value chain, ranging from breeding and genetics to agronomics, pest and disease management, to mechanization, economics, food science and more.

Where We Work

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The Lab’s $18 million soybean development portfolio supports activities across 22 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.

OUr Partners

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administration team

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Director and Principal Investigator

pgoldsmi@illinois.edu

STEPH 

ADAMS

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Associate Director

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Communications Manager

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ADVISORY BOARD

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Dr. Ken Dashiell

Deputy Director General for Partnerships and Capacity Building, International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

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Dr. Robert Easter

President Emeritus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Dr. Earl Kellogg

Senior Fellow, Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU)

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Dr. Ken Schneeberger

Director, International Programs, College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources, University of Missouri

Dr. Brady Deaton

Former Chancellor, University of Missouri

Dr. Daniel Gustafson

Deputy Director - General, Programmes, Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)

Dr. Sandra Milach

Research Director, Corteva

Dr. Brady Deaton

Former Chancellor, University of Missouri

Dr. Daniel Gustafson

Deputy Director - General, Programmes, Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)

Dr. Sandra Milach

Research Director, Corteva

Dr. John Derera

Head of Breeding, International Institute of 

Annie Dee

President, Dee RIver Ranch

Dr. Mark Keenum

President, Mississippi State University

Dr. Abdulai Salifu

Former Director General, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ghana

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217-300-8975

1101 W Peabody Dr

Urbana, IL 61801

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