Director of Trait Development
Dr. Singletary joined Targeted Growth in 2009 and leads the company's program for evaluation and advancement of agronomic improvements produced by TGI genes in major row crops. His expertise in plant biotechnolgy derives from more than 24 years in R&D with some of the world's foremost companies in plant science, including Pioneer Hi-Bred, International (A DuPont Company), Zeneca/ICI, and Monsanto Company. The core of Dr. Singletary's prior research centered on the genetics, physiology, and metabolism of seed development and how these factors can be controlled to improve the quality and productivity of agricultural commodities. He has to his credit many peer-reviewed publications, two book chapters, and is co-inventor on 11 issued patents. Dr. Singletary earned his Ph.D. in Agronomy (Crop Physiology/Biochemistry) at the University of Illinois, a M.S. degree in Plant Physiology at Virginia Tech, and a B.S. in Biology at Western Illinois University.