Bob Stupar is a Professor at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics. He received his B.S. from the University of Minnesota (Biology) and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin (Plant Breeding & Plant Genetics). Bob holds a 75% research and 25% teaching appointment. His research program focuses on legume genomics, specializing in soybean gene function, genetic resources development, and applying modern genetic approaches to crop improvement. Bob is recognized for developing unique methods to study genome diversity in natural and mutant populations, and applications in soybean biotechnology. Bob is an active member of the scientific community and was recently elected as a Fellow of the Crop Science Society of America.