Short grain, long grain, tall varieties, dwarf varieties, aromatic -- rice (Oryza sativa) is an incredibly diverse crop that is grown and consumed worldwide. Despite the tremendous natural diversity of Oryza genus, however, the vast majority of natural diversity is not utilized by plant breeders or deployed in current rice cultivars. Instead, most diversity lies untapped in old, no-longer planted rice varieties (landraces) or wild relatives. A key goal of my research is to use genomics-assisted breeding to streamline the process of discovering new and useful genetic variants from exotic and wild rice varieties and efficiently incorporating these variants into commercial cultivars.