Peter Bradbury received a Ph.D from Cornell University in 1978. He subsequently managed maize breeding research stations for Pfizer Genetics in North Carolina (5 years), then for Dekalb Genetics in Ohio (6 years) and Wisconsin (9 years). During that period, he was responsible for inbred line development and hybrid testing. Following Monsanto's purchase of Dekalb, he was responsible for plant breeding data management and software development and the advanced maize hybrid testing program. During a five year period, he participated in two major projects that developed software for use by Monsanto's plant breeding programs worldwide. In December, 2003, he began working for Edward Buckler at Cornell University, developing statistical genetic analyses and software. In November, 2004, he accepted a Computational Biologist position with the Plant, Soil and Nutrition Research Unit in Ithaca, NY. He is continuing work that he started while working for Dr. Buckler and will be developing analytical methods and software to help plant breeders and geneticists apply recent developments in molecular genetics and genomics.