C130 Plant Sciences Building
Tori Anderson joined the Soil and Crop Sciences department in 2008. Tori’s background is rooted in visual arts and philosophy and she returned to school later in life to pursue a career in plant breeding and genetics. After completing her graduate work, she was employed as a researcher in the Wheat Breeding and Genetics program at Colorado State University and for over a decade focused on integrating next-generation sequencing and genomics technologies in the program as well as working in a bioinformatics capacity. Her passion for teaching and enthusiastic personality has led to a transition for Tori into her current role as faulty instructor. She teaches Principles of Genetics and Applied Plant Genetics both with an emphasis on understanding and applying molecular genetics techniques to address agricultural questions. Tori is also involved in departmental and college-wide efforts around diversity, inclusion, equity and social justice and is devoted to bringing more inclusive practices into the classroom. Building relationships and community are central to her approaches in all her roles.
Courses I Teach
SOCR 330 – Principles of Genetics
SOCR 335 – Applied Plant Genetics