Dr Caleb Squires

Postdoctoral Research Associate Weed Biology
School of Life and Environmental Sciences

E12 - Plant Breeding Institute Narrabri
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 6799 2225

Biographical details

Caleb completed a BSc (Biology) at Brigham Young University in 2008. He worked in industry laboratories for several years until enrolling in graduate school. Caleb completed his MSc (Crop Science) from Washington State University in 2013, focused on wheat genetics. He then completed a PhD (Crop Science) from the same institution in 2017, focusing on plant genetics and weed science. Caleb joined the University of Sydney in March 2018 as a weed biologist.

Research interests

Caleb is studying the growth and characteristics of several key agronomic weeds, to search for unique characteristics which can be innovatively exploited for purposes of weed management. For example, he is studying the feasibility of methods to decrease pollination of insect-pollinated weeds such as Wild Radish, and is looking for ways to broaden the scope of post-harvest weed seed management methods to include additional weed species. Caleb is also interested in the genetics, variation and herbicide resistance mechanisms of weed populations.


Plant biology and production; Molecular biology and biotechnology; Genetics and genomics

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