Dr. Seth Murray is an Associate Professor and the Eugene Butler Endowed Chair in Agricultural Biotechnology in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at Texas A&M University. He received his PhD from Cornell University in 2008 on sorghum genetics and breeding, and a BS from Michigan State University. His research program focuses on new approaches in high throughput field phenotyping, quantitative genetic discovery and applied maize breeding for yield, aflatoxin resistance and stress tolerance in Texas, and perenniality in maize and sorghum. He has chaired 23 graduate students, authored 42 articles, and served in leadership roles for the American Seed Trade Association, the Crop Science Society of America and the National Association of Plant Breeders. He founded and is editor of The Plant Phenome Journal. In his recent sabbatical he served as the Senior Advisor of Agricultural Systems in the Office of the Chief Scientist at USDA in Washington, D.C.