Professor. Plant Soil and Agricultural Systems
Office: Public Policy Institute, Room 113
Dr. Lightfoot is PhD in Genetics and Professor for Biotechnology and Genomics at SIUC. He is Head of the Genomic Science Facility at SIUC. He is an Illinois Humanities Commission Road Scholar. He won Illinois Soybean Researcher of the year twice. He has published 126 peer reviewed articles, one book, sixteen book chapters, and thousands of DNA sequences. He has been awarded patent rights to 4 inventions. He has trained 7 PhD and 31 MS students.