Molecular Genetics and Soybean Genomics Laboratory

Henry T. Nguyen, Ph.D.
Curators' Distinguished
Professor of Plant Sciences,
Division of Plant Sciences
University of Missouri
Tel: 573-882-5494
Fax: 573-882-1469
Henry Nguyen

Gunvant Patil

Gunvant Patil Post Doctoral Research Associate

Division of Plant Sciences
Office: 44 Agriculture Building
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

Office: (573) 884-3201
FAX: (573) 882-1469

Lab Member Since: June, 2012

Current Research Focus:

The application of genomics and quantitative genetics to understand the genetic regulation of soybean seed protein and protein stability under cooler temperature. Supports soybean germplasm sequencing, genomic assisted marker discovery and its utilization in soybean germplasm development and breeding..


Ph.D., University of Pune and NRCPB, New Delhi, India.
M.S., University of Pune, Pune, India.
B.S., North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India.


  • Gunvant Patil, T. Do, TD Vuong, B. Valliyodan, JD Lee, J. Chaudhary, JG Shannon and HT Nguyen (2016). Genomic-assisted haplotype analysis and the development of high-throughput SNP markers for salinity tolerance in soybean. Nature Scientific Reports 6, doi:10.1038/srep19199.
  • Babu Valliyodan*, Dan Qiu*, Gunvant Patil*, Trupti Joshi…. Henry Nguyen (2016) Landscape of genomic diversity and trait discovery in soybean. Nature Scientific Reports 6: 23598. *First Author Equal Contribution.
  • Kadam, Suhas, Tri D. Vuong, Dan Qiu, Clinton G. Meinhardt, Li Song, Rupesh Deshmukh, Gunvant Patil et al. (2015) Genomic-assisted phylogenetic analysis and marker development for next generation soybean cyst nematode resistance breeding. Plant Science 242: 342-350.
  • Juhi Chaudhary, Gunvant Baliram Patil, et. al. (2015) Expanding omics resources for improvement of soybean seed composition traits. Frontiers in Plant Sciences: 6:1021 DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2015.01021.
  • Chen, Wei, Shaozhen He, Degao Liu, Gunvant B. Patil, et al. (2015) A Sweetpotato Geranylgeranyl Pyrophosphate Synthase Gene, IbGGPS, Increases Carotenoid Content and Enhances Osmotic Stress Tolerance in Arabidopsis thaliana. PloS one 10, no. 9 (2015): e0137623.
  • Prince, Silvas J., Trupti Joshi, Raymond N. Mutava, Naeem Syed, Maldonado dos Santos Joao Vitor, Gunvant Patil, et al. (2015) Comparative analysis of the drought-responsive transcriptome in soybean lines contrasting for canopy wilting." Plant Science 240: 65-78.
  • Naeem Syed, Silvas Prince, Raymond Mutava, Gunvant Patil*, et. al. (2015) Core clock, SUB1, and ABAR genes mediate flooding and drought responses via alternative splicing in soybean. J. Exp. Bot. doi:10.1093/jxb/erv407 *First Author Equal Contribution.
  • Silvas Prince1, Li Song, Dan Qiu, Joao Maldonado dos Santos, Chenglin Chai, Trupti Joshi, Gunvant Patil, et. al. (2015) Genetic variants in root architecture-related genes in a Glycine soja accession, a potential resource to improve cultivated soybean. BMC Genomics 16:132 doi:10.1186/s12864-015-1334-6.
  • Gunvant Patil, Babu Valliyodan, Rupesh Deshmukh….Henry T. Nguyen (2015) Soybean (Glycine max) SWEET gene family: Insights through comparative genomics, transcriptome profiling and whole genome re-sequence analysis. BMC Genomics, 16:520 doi:10.1186/s12864-015-1730-y.
  • Rupesh Deshmukh, Humira Sonah, Gunvant Patil, et. al. (2014) Integrating Omic Approaches for Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Soybean. Frontiers in Plant Sciences 5:1-12 doi: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00244.
  • Gunvant Patil, Bjorn Nicander (2013) Identification of two additional members of the tRNA isopentenyltransferase family in Physcomitrella patens. Plant Molecular Biology 82: 417-426.
  • Gunvant Patil, Amit Deokar, P.K. Jain, R.J. Thengane and Srinivasan (2009) Development of a phosphomannose isomerase-based Agrobacterium-mediated transformation system for chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) Plant Cell Reports 28(11): 1669-1676 DOI 10.1007/s00299-009-0766-3.
  • Gunvant Patil, Ramesh Patel, Ranjeet Jat, A. Pattnayak, Pradeep Jain and R. Srinivasan (2009) Glutamine Improves shoot morphogenesis in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Acta Physiol Plant 31:1077-1084. DOI 10.1007/s11738-009-0319-y IF.