Allen Van Deynze

Allen Van Deynze

Position Title
Director of Research Seed Biotechnology Center

  • Department of Plant Sciences, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Plant Reproductive Biology Extension Center Drive, Davis, CA 95616

Research Interests

Plant Breeding

Application of technology to plant breeding in California crops

Pepper genetics

Elucidating the basis of capsaicin synthesis and resistance to phytophthora in pepper.

Spinach Breeding

Grad Group Affiliations

  • Horticulture and Agronomy
  • Plant Biology

Specialties / Focus

  • Environmental and Integrative Biology
  • Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Genomics
  • Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


  • 1989 MS Plant Breeding University of Manitoba, Canada
  • 1987 BS Plant Science University of Manitoba, Canada
  • 1993 PhD Plant Breeding University of Guelph, Canada