June 27, 2012
Yang Bai, Ph.D. candidate in the Graduate Field of Horticulture, is the recipient of the 2012 Perrine Award. David Perrine (Pomology ’22), a prominent orchardist from Centralia, Ill., established the award in memory of his wife, Fanny French Perrine. The award supports research by an undergraduate or graduate student in pomology. Bai is investigating apple genomics in Kenong Xu’s lab.
Lucas Hartman, a rising junior with a double major in Applied Economics and Management and Viticulture/Enology, is the recipient of the 2012 Nelson J. Shaulis Fund for the Advancement of Viticulture Summer Research Scholarship Award. The award was established in 1978 to honor then retiring viticulturist Nelson J. Shaulis, who pioneered research in grapevine physiology, integrated management systems, and vineyard mechanization. The goal of the scholarship is to encourage students to enter the field of viticulture as a career by directly working with Cornell grape research and extension faculty. Hartman’s research interests include the effects of genetics on grape physiology.