Shelby Ellison

Assistant Professor


(608) 262-9796

Office Location

490 Moore Hall

Shelby smiles. Shelby has long, blonde hair and wears a blue blouse.

Shelby Ellison is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant and Agroecosystem Sciences at UW Madison and a member of the graduate programs: Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics, Agroecology, and Horticulture. Her research interests include preserving, characterizing, and utilizing genetic diversity in alternative crops to meet the needs of Wisconsin farmers. She is also interested in how human interactions with plants, through domestication and breeding, have altered the plant genome and how we can use these selection signatures to trace domestication and improvement throughout history. Dr. Ellison is currently working with a multidisciplinary team of scientists and extension educators to identify best production practices and cultivars for Wisconsin hemp producers. She teaches the undergraduate courses ‘The Science of Hemp’ and ‘Introduction to Horticulture’

For more information, please visit Ellison Lab