U. S. Horticultural Research Laboratory
Telephone: (772) 462-5919
I use molecular, cellular, and statistical knowledge for the use and development of in vitro methods for plant breeding and horticultural applications, with a specific emphasis on citrus. In vitro methods are useful for creating plant types that are difficult or impossible to create using conventional methods. Application examples include transgenics, single-cell derived mutants, haploids and dihaploid homozygotes, parasexual hybrids, plastid and mitochondrial cybrids, triploids and other polyploids, pathogen-free germplasm, mass clonal propagation, and germplasm storage and conservation.
B.S. in Horticulture (Plant Breeding & Genetics) - The Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D. in Plant Breeding & Genetics - Michigan State University
I started a volunteer program that includes projects that are diverse and vary in time commitments, complexity, type, and most importantly, interesting. Projects include a range of laboratory, computer, and greenhouse activities. If you have an interest in horticulture, plant breeding, genetics, plant tissue culture, or science in general contact me for additional details.