Dan Parfitt


Dr. Parfitt’s academic training is in the area of plant breeding and genetics, with practical experience breeding potatoes, sunflower, and more recently pistachio, of which he has recently released three new cultivars. He is also interested in the collection, maintenance, and evaluation of genetic diversity in economically important plants, especially the application of molecular genetic tools for evaluation of diversity.

Department: Plant Sciences

Email: deparfitt@ucdavis.edu