Davis Gimode joined SPIA in 2023 as a Bioinformatics Specialist. His role entails facilitating the use of genetic and genomic tools to identify varieties in adoption tracking studies. Prior to joining SPIA, Davis worked at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) as a Genomics consultant, where he was involved in enabling application of genomics resources to breeding of multiple crops in Eastern and Southern Africa. He earned his Ph.D in Plant Breeding Genetics and Genomics from the University of Georgia.