The Wulff Lab is led by Professor Brande Wulff. The group's research program explores the genetics of disease resistance in wheat. This has led to developing fast, new, and efficient methods for gene discovery and cloning which use mutant and natural populations followed by sequence alignment to locate genes. Wulff has also co-developed a method for halving the generation time of wheat and other crops in a controlled environment, dramatically speeding up capabilities for research and breeding purposes. The group's long-term aim is to use cloned genes from wild ancestors of wheat to engineer durable resistance to these diseases in cultivated wheat.