My research focuses on nutritional, food product, and a/biotic stress plant breeding in wheat, sorghum, cowpea, cassava and high biomass energy crop using high throughput remote sensing, biochemical, physiological, and genetic based methods.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles49
  • Camarillo-Castillo, F., Huggins, T. D., Mondal, S., Reynolds, M. P., Tilley, M., & Hays, D. B. (2021). High-resolution spectral information enables phenotyping of leaf epicuticular wax in wheat.. Plant Methods. 17(1), 58.
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  • Dobreva, I. D., Ruiz-Guzman, H. A., Barrios-Perez, I., Adams, T., Teare, B. L., Payton, P., ... Hays, D. B. (2021). Thresholding Analysis and Feature Extraction from 3D Ground Penetrating Radar Data for Noninvasive Assessment of Peanut Yield. Remote Sensing. 13(10), 1896-1896.
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  • Adams, T., Bruton, R., Ruiz, H., Barrios-Perez, I., Selvaraj, M. G., & Hays, D. B. (2021). Prediction of Aboveground Biomass of Three Cassava (Manihot esculenta) Genotypes Using a Terrestrial Laser Scanner. Remote Sensing. 13(7), 1272-1272.
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  • Angira, B., Zhang, Y., Scheuring, C. F., Zhang, Y., Masor, L., Coleman, J. R., ... Zhang, M. (2020). Quantitative trait loci influencing days to flowering and plant height in cowpea, Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.. Mol Genet Genomics. 295(5), 1187-1195.
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  • Reynolds, M. P., Hays, D., & Chapman, S. (2010). Breeding for adaptation to heat and drought stress. Climate Change and Crop Production. 71-91.
Conference Papers2
  • Wu, X., Jampala, B., Robbins, A., Hays, D., Yan, S., Xu, F., ... Wang, D. (2010). Ethanol fermentation performance of grain sorghums with modified endosperm matrices. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2010, ASABE 2010. 7, 5688-5705.
  • Hernandez, J. R., Capareda, S. C., Hays, D. B., Portillo, O. R., & Rooney, W. L. (2008). Effect of grain sorghum protein digestibility on starch gelatinization and enzymatic conversion to glucose. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2008, ASABE 2008. 8, 4871-4879.
chaired theses and dissertations
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mailing address
Texas A&M University; Soil & Crop Science; 2474 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2474