PhD, 2016, Plant Breeding and Genetics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
MS, 2012, Plant Breeding, University of the Philippines-Los Baños
BS magna cum laude, 2008, Agriculture, University of the Philippines-Los Baños
Chair, Pisum Crop Germplasm Committee, 2019-present
Board of Directors, North American Pulse Improvement Association, 2019-present
Board of Directors, Northern Pulse Growers Associations, 2019-present
Member, International Legume Society, 2019-present
Member, Pulse Crop Working Group, 2019-present
Member, National Association of Plant Breeders, 2019-present
Member, Crop Science Society of America, 2014-present
Member, Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society of Agriculture, 2008-present
Member, Phi Sigma Honor Society in Biological Sciences, 2012-present
Dr. Nonoy Bandillo is a pulse breeder and a quantitative geneticist. He directs the NDSU pulse breeding program that releases new cultivars of dry pea, chickpea, and lentil for the Northern Great Plains region. Current research interests include the development of genomic resources, and evaluation of breeding tools and emerging technologies, including genomic selection and high-throughput phenotyping, for increasing the rate of genetic gain in pulse crops. He teaches two graduate courses: 1) Population and Quantitative Genetics, and 2) Advanced Plant Genetics.
Prior to joining NDSU, he was a post-doctoral research associate in quantitative genetics and computational biology at Cornell University. Dr. Bandillo received his Ph.D. in plant breeding and genetics at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he worked on a large-scale GWAS of 20,000 accessions from the USDA soybean germplasm collection. He also worked on vetting and integration of genomic selection into an applied soybean breeding program. He began his career as an assistant scientist at International Rice Research Institute, where he led the development of the first Multi-parent Advanced Generation Inter-Cross (MAGIC) populations in rice.
2019-Present: Assistant Professor and Pulse Breeder, North Dakota State University
2017-2018: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Cornell University
2013-2016: Graduate Research Assistant, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2008-2013: Assistant Scientist, International Rice Research Institute
Population genetics is the study of how the laws of genetics work within a population. Quantitative genetics is the study of traits that are controlled by many loci, each of small effect. This course covers fundamental concepts in and applications of population and quantitative genetics.
PLSC 751 Advanced Plant Genetics
This course covers both theoretical and applied aspects of the recent and current advances in plant genetics. Some chapters are more focused on the fundamental principles; other chapters have applied hands-on sessions. Potential applications of recent and current technologies to applied cultivar development is emphasized.
1. Bari, M. A., Zheng, P., Vieira, I., Worral, H., Szwiec, S., Ma, Y., Main, D., Coyne, C., McGee, R., and Bandillo, N. 2021. Harnessing genetic diversity in the USDA pea germplasm collection through genomic prediction. Frontiers in Genetics. DOI: 10.3389/fgene.2021.707754.
2. Lozano, R., Gazave, E., dos Santos, P. R., Stetter, J., Valluru, R., Bandillo, N., et al. 2021. Comparative evolutionary analysis and prediction of deleterious mutation patterns between sorghum and maize. Nature Plants 7:17-24. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41477-020-00834-5.
3. Escobar, E., Oladzad, A., Simons, K., Miklas, P., Lee, R., Schroeder, S., Bandillo, N., McClean, P., and Osorno, J. A MAGIC Population in Dry Bean for the Improvement of Genetic Resistance of White Mold. Plant Genome. DOI:10.1002/tpg2.20190.
4. Changa, L., Lana, Y., Bandillo, N., Ohmb, J., Chen, B., and Rao, J. 2021. Plant proteins from green pea and chickpea: Extraction, fractionation, structural characterization and functional properties. Food Hydrocolloids. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodhyd.2021.107165.
5. Pignon, C., Fernandes, S., Valluru, R., Bandillo, N., Lozano, R., Buckler, E., Gore, M., Long, S., Brown, P., and Leakey, A. 2021. Phenotyping stomatal closure by thermal 5 imaging for GWAS and TWAS of water use efficiency6 related genes. Plant Physiology. 0: 1–19. https://doi.org/10.1093/plphys/kiab395.
6. Shim, J., Bandillo, N., and Angeles-Shim, R. 2021. Finding Needles in a Haystack: Using Geo-References to Enhance the Selection and Utilization of Landraces in Breeding for Climate-Resilient Cultivars of Upland Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.). Plants: 10, 1300. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants10071300.
7. Bandillo, N. , Stefaniak, T., Worral, H., Mihov, M., Ostlie, M., Schatz, B., Rickertsen, J., Wahlstrom, C., Miller, M., Dragseth, K., Jacobs, J., Hanson, B., Martin, G., Kalil, A., Wunsch, M., Pasche, J., Franck, W., Chen, C., Forster, S., and McPhee, K. 2020. Registration of ‘ND Dawn’ large yellow pea. J Plant Regist. 10.1002/plr2.20122.
8. Bandillo, N., Stefaniak, T., Worral, H., Jain, S., Ostlie, M., Schatz, B., Rickertsen, J., Wahlstrom, C., Miller, M., Dragseth, K., Jacobs, J., Martin, G.; Kalil, A., Wunsch, M.; Pasche, J., Franck, W., Chen, C., Forster, S., and McPhee, K. 2020. Registration of ‘ND Crown’ Chickpea. J Plant Regist. 10.1002/plr2.20097.
9. Leqi Q, Bandillo N, Wang Y, Ohm J, Chen B, and Rao J. 2020. Functionality and structure of yellow pea protein isolate as affected by cultivars and extraction pH. Food Hydrocolloids. doi.org/10.1016/j.foodhyd.2020.106008.
10. Pignon C, Fernandes S, Valluru R, Bandillo N, Lozano R, Buckler E, Gore M, Long S, Brown P, and Leakey A. 2020. Dynamic stomatal responses to light in sorghum are diverse, heritable and associated with genetic diversity. Plant Physiology. (For submission).
12. Valluru R, Gazave E, Fernandes S, Ferguson J, Zuo T, Brown P, Leakey A, Gore M, Buckler E, and Bandillo N. 2019. Deleterious mutation burden and its association with complex traits in sorghum (Sorghum bicolor). Genetics doi.org/10.1534/genetics.118.301742.
13. Kremling K, Diepenbrock C, Gore M, Buckler E, and Bandillo N. 2019. Transcriptome-wide association supplements genome-wide association in Zea mays. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics. https://doi.org/10.1534/g3.119.400549.
14. Zhou S, Kremling K, Bandillo N, Richter A, Zhang Y, Ahern K, Artyukhin A, Hui J, Schroeder F, Buckler E, and Jander G. 2019. Chemical diversity and genetic control of maize specialized metabolites are revealed by metabolome-scale genome-wide association studies. Plant Cell. https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.18.00772
16. Bandillo N, Anderson J, Kantar M, Stupar R, Specht J, Graef G, and Lorenz A. 2017. Dissecting the genetic basis of local adaptation in soybean. Scientific Reports.7 (1):17195.
17. Campbell M, Bandillo N, Sharma S, Al-Shiblawi F, Liu K, Du Q, Schmitz A, Zhang C, Véry A, Lorenz, and A, Walia H. Allelic variants of OsHKT1;1 underlie the divergence between Indica and Japonica subspecies of rice (Oryza sativa) for root sodium content. PLOS Genetics doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1006823
18. Bandillo N, Lorenz A, Graef G, Jarquin G, Hyten D, Nelson R, and Specht J. 2017. Genome-wide association mapping of qualitatively inherited traits in a germplasm collection. Plant Genome doi:10.3835/plantgenome2016.06.0054.
19. Bandillo N, Jarquin D, Song Q, Nelson R, Cregan P, Specht J, and Lorenz A. 2015. A Population structure and genome-wide association analysis on the USDA soybean germplasm collection. Plant Genome. doi:10.3835/plantgenome2015.04.0024.
20. Bandillo N, Carpena A, Ramos J, and Brar D. 2014. Molecular characterization of tungro resistant introgression lines derived from the cross Oryza sativa X O. rufipogon Griff. Philippine Journal of Crop Science. 39 (1):1-10.
21. Bandillo N, Raghavan N, Muyco P, Sevilla M, Lobina I, Dilla C, Tung C, McCouch S, Thomson M, Mauleon R, Singh RK, Gregorio G, Redona E, and Leung H. 2013. Multi-parent advanced generation inter-cross (MAGIC) populations in rice: progress and potential for genetics research and breeding. Rice. 10.1186/1939-8433-6-11.
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