After finishing his B.S. in Soil and Crop Sciences, his M.S. in Plant Breeding and Genetics, and his Ph.D. in Bioagricultural Sciences at Colorado State University, Todd has returned to CSU and is now the newest addition to our wonderful department.
Dr. Gaines currently works in his own lab, focusing on the following:
- Sustainable weed management contributing to sustainable cropping systems
- Identify the molecular and genetic basis of complex herbicide resistance mechanisms
- Utilize next-generation sequencing to study complex traits in weeds
- Develop markers for rapid diagnostics
- What makes a weed a weed? Understand the evolution and the complex genetic basis of weediness
- Study changes in evolutionary trajectories of weedy species due to human management, specifically herbicides and herbicide resistance evolution
- Develop genomics and bioinformatics resources to study weedy species
- Research integrated weed management tools, such as harvest weed seed control
Sammons, R.D. and T. Gaines. Glyphosate resistance: State of knowledge. 2014. Accepted, in press. Pest Management Science. DOI: 10.1002/ps.3743.
Busi, R., M. Vila-Aiub, H. Beckie, T. Gaines, D. Goggin, S. Kaundun, M. Lacoste, P. Neve, S. Nissen, J. Norsworthy, M. Renton, D. Shaner, P. Tranel, T. Wright, Q. Yu, and S. Powles. 2013. Herbicide resistant weeds: from research and knowledge to future needs. Evolutionary Applications 6:1218-1221.
Gaines, T., A. Wright, W. Molin, L. Lorentz, C. Riggins, P. Tranel, R. Beffa, P. Westra, and S. Powles. 2013. Identification of genetic elements associated with EPSPS gene amplification. PLoS ONE 8(6): e65819. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0065819
Gaines, T., W. Zhang, D. Wang, B. Bukun, S. Chisholm, D. Shaner, S. Nissen, W. Patzoldt, P. Tranel, A. Culpepper, T. Grey, T. Webster, W. Vencill, R. Sammons, J. Jiang, C. Preston, J. Leach, and P. Westra. 2010. Gene amplification confers glyphosate resistance in Amaranthus palmeri. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 107:1029-1034.
Gaines, T., P. Byrne, P. Westra, S. Nissen, W. Henry, D. Shaner, and P. Chapman. 2007. An empirically derived model of field-scale gene flow in winter wheat. Crop Science 47:2308-2316.