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Dr. Sylvia M. Blankenship
Professor

Sylvia Blankenship

Contact Information

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
110 Patterson Hall, Campus Box 7601
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7601

Office Phone: 919.515.6213
E-mail: sylvia_blankenship@ncsu.edu

Webpage: http://harvest.cals.ncsu.edu/dean/index.cfm?pageID=1063

General Information

Ph.D. 1983, Oregon State University

Formerly in the department of Horticultural Science, with teaching responsibilities for undergraduate and graduate level courses in postharvest physiology. Research emphasis is on the postharvest physiology of apples, including ethylene physiology and biochemistry, ripening, and other changes characteristic of senescence. Research emphasis was on the postharvest physiology of fruits and vegetables, including ethylene physiology and biochemistry, ripening, and other changes characteristic of senescence. Skin adhesion and postharvest handling in sweetpotatoes are also research topics. Cooperative studies are done on cut flower postharvest life.

Publications (Scholarly Publications Repository)