Mariola Klepadlo - Post-doctoral Fellow


Mariola Klepadlo

Division of Plant Sciences,
201 C.S. Bond Life Science Center, 1201 Rollins St.
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211
Lab Phone No.: (573) 884 4799

Fax : + 1 573-884-9676



Strong dual background in classical and molecular plant breeding. Highly skilled in leading and managing field and lab activities toward crop line development and release. Versatile professional with strong written and verbal communication and technical skills.



Ph.D. in Soybean Breeding and Genetics (2012 – 2015), University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR.

M.S. in Horticultural Genetics and Biotechnology (2009 – 2011), Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Greece.

M.S. in Plant Biotechnology (2007 – 2009), University of Szczecin, Poland.

B.S. in Biotechnology (2004 – 2007), University of Szczecin, Poland.



Post-doctoral Fellow (February 2016 – present); Division of Plant Sciences, C. S. Bond Life Science Center, National Center for Soybean Biotechnology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.

Senior Research Assistant (July 2012 – January 2016); Soybean Breeding and Genetics, Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences, Plant Sciences Building, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR.

Research Assistant (September 2010 – June 2012); Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (GMO Section),  Department f Horticultural Genetics and Biotechnology, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Greece.



Development and characterization of fast neutron and transposon mutants in soybean utilized as a genetic resources to the soybean community for gene discovery, genetic diversity and agronomic improvement.

Leading soybean mutant lines development at research stations in MO.

Mapping yield and seed composition genes.