Seth Murray is an Associate Professor and the Eugene Butler Endowed Chair in Agricultural Biotechnology in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at Texas A&M University. For the past year he has served as the Senior Advisor of Agricultural Systems in the Office of the Chief Scientist at USDA. He received his PhD from Cornell University in 2008 working on the genetics of sorghum and a BS from Michigan State University. His research program focuses on new approaches in high throughput field phenotyping (including unmanned aerial vehicles, i.e. drones), quantitative genetic discovery and applied maize (corn) breeding for yield, aflatoxin resistance and stress tolerance in Texas, and perenniality in maize and sorghum. He has chaired 19 graduate students, authored 45 articles, and served in leadership roles for ASTA, the Crop Science Society of America and the National Association of Plant Breeders. He recently founded and is Editor of The Plant Phenome Journal, a CSSA and ASA publication.