Crop Genome Editing Laboratory

The Crop Genome Editing Laboratory (CGEL) was established by Texas A&M AgriLife Research in 2017 to optimize CRISPR/Cas-based genome-editing techniques and provide gene editing services for crop improvement.  CGEL works closely with AgriLife Research partners at the Genomics and Bioinformatics Service Lab and the Multi-Crop Transformation Facility to apply CRISPR technology across a wide range of key crops, including rice, wheat, sorghum, cotton, peanut, and potato. We are currently working on 13 projects from the AgriLife Research Gene Editing Seed Grant program, along with research activities funded by the Texas A&M X-Grants initiative through the President’s Excellence Fund..