Martin O. Bohn

Associate Professor

Dr. Bohn breeds corn lines that contribute to economically efficient and sustainable, high-yielding production. He studies the genetic basis of biotic and abiotic stress responses, root development, and grain processing characteristics of corn using innovative, high-throughput phenotyping tools and genomic information.

Primary Disciplines

Academic Positions

  • Associate Professor, Maize Breeding and Genetics, University of Illinois (2008 - present)
  • Assistant Professor, Maize Breeding and Genetics, University of Illinois. (2002 - 2008)
  • Assistant Professor ('Habilitant'), The Institute for Plant Breeding, Seed Science, and Population Genetics, University of Hohenheim, Germany (1999 - 2002)
  • Postdoc, The Institute for Plant Breeding, Seed Science, and Population Genetics, University of Hohenheim, Germany (1997 - 1999)

Research Interests

  • High-Throughput Phenotyping Technology in Maize for Genetics and Breeding
  • Grain Processing and Nutritional Quality in Maize
  • Plant-Insect Interactions
  • Root development and architecture and their relationship to the performance of maize (Zea mays L.) under biotic and abiotic stresses.
  • Breeding Corn Cultivars for Organic Farming Systems

Selected Articles in Journals