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Matheus Baseggio – Graduate Student

I am interested in improving nutritional quality of sweet corn, which will benefit breeders, growers, and consumers not only in NY, but throughout the country. I will be conducting a genome-wide association study (GWAS) to identify genes and favorable alleles...

Jenna Hershberger – Graduate Student

My research interests lie at the intersection of international agriculture/rural development, nutrition, and powerful genomic tools. In order to apply these tools effectively, a large amount of phenotypic information must be gathered and analyzed quickly and...

Paula Iragaba – Graduate Student

I am interested in breeding cassava varieties that suit the needs and trait preferences of cassava small-scale farmers. I will be working closely with small-scale cassava farmers to examine their cassava trait preferences. There after I will optimize protocols for...

Margaret Krause – Graduate Student

I am conducting research to exploit spatial and environmental variation in cropping systems for plant breeding and agronomic management. I have joined effort with the New York Corn and Soybean Growers Association to optimize variable rate planting rate technologies to...

Gregory Vogel – Graduate Student

I am working to improve strategies to minimize crop losses caused by the broad host range plant pathogen Phytophthora capsici. My research includes both identifying quantitative resistance genes in Cucurbita pepo and furthering understanding of how isolated field...

Di Wu – Graduate Student

My research is mainly focused on the nutritional quality of maize grain. This is in an effort to solve malnutrition problem throughout the world, especially in developing regions. I am working on ionomics and tocochromanol contents in maize Ames panel, using genetic...