Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnology (IPGB) was initially funded as the Southern Crop Improvement Center (SCIC) and was named as the Norman Borlaug Center after Dr. Norman E. Borlaug with a goal of serving people via plant sciences and biotechnology. Dr. Borlaug, the father of Green Revolution, has taken rigorous breeding approaches to address and solve some of the most pressing food security issues of our time. His efforts and contributions have been recognized with Nobel Peace Prize, U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom and the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal. IPGB faculty champion Dr. Borlaug’s legacy in performing fundamental and translational research across broader disciplines including life science, agricultural, forestry, agricultural engineering and veterinary medicine. The mission of the Institute is to develop plant biotechnology, genomics, and related life science technologies and to foster technology utilization and crop improvement through multidisciplinary research activities on model plant systems, field, forest, and horticultural crops.