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Name:

Luping Qu

 Dr. Luping Qu

Title:

Horticulturist

Organization:

USDA-ARS-MWA-PIRU





Role/Crops/Team:


Dr. Qu curates medicinal germplasm collections for the NCRPIS. As curator, he is responsible for the distribution, maintenance, acquisition, documentation, and characterization of these collections with a current focus on Echinacea, Hypericum, Prunella, and Acteae. He has experience in plant breeding and genetics and interests in the investigation of seed germination/dormancy, genetic diversity, and genetic enhancement of these germplasm collections.





Education:

 Ph.D.Plant Breeding/Genetics (Horticulture), Michigan State University, 1997.
 M.S.Horticulture, Jilin Agricultural University, China, 1986.


B.S.

Horticulture, Jilin Agricultural University, China, 1982.





Employment History:

 2009-Current:USDA-ARS Horticulturist, North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station, Ames, IA.
 2001-2008:Senior Research Scientist, Gaia Herbs, Inc. North Carolina.
 2001-2001:Plant Breeder, Waller Genetics, California.
 2000-2000:Postdoctural Reserch Associate, University of Florida.
 1997-1999:Postdoctural Reserch Associate, Rutgers University, NJ.


1986-1992:

Assistant Professor, Jilin Agricultural University, China.

 


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