Pengyin Chen is a David Haggard Endowed Chair Professor in Soybean Breeding at the Fisher Delta Research Center in Portageville, MO. His research program focuses on conventional and herbicide tolerant variety development and germplasm enhancement. The overall goal is to provide a steady flow of high yielding soybean varieties with multiple disease resistance, abiotic stress tolerance, broad adaptation, and improved seed quality attributes. He also develops value-added specialty varieties for various food and feed markets.