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Current Horticulture Graduate Students

Also see the former graduate students.


  Name / Degree Research Area Advisor
Alderidge, Ryan Alderidge, Ryan rbaldrid@ncsu.edu Blueberry tolerance to saflufenacil herbicide Dr. Jennings
Barkley, Susan Barkley, Susan (MS) slweiss2@ncsu.edu Optimization of sweetpotato production in North Carolina. Research includes seeding density, in-row spacing, fertilization, herbicide tolerance, and variety trials Dr. Schultheis
Barrier, Hunter Barrier, Hunter (MS) hrbarrie@ncsu.edu Vegetable production Dr. Gunter
Bradish, Christine Bradish, Christine (PhD) cmbradis@ncsu.edu Building the genomic infrastructure for raspberry in North Carolina Dr. Fernandez
Basinger, Nick Basinger, Nick (PhD) nabasing@ncsu.edu Effect of herbicide strip width and late season weed competition on wine grape growth and yield; Vegetative-free strip width effect on established 'Navaho' blackberry growth, yield and quality Dr. Jennings
Bhattarai, Krishna Bhattarai, Krishna (MS) kbhatta@ncsu.edu Analysis of pathogen associated molecular pattern for screening bacterial spot resistance in tomato Dr. Panthee
Borsay, Amy Borsay, Amy (MHS) amyborsay@gmail.com Restorative landscape design for soldiers in transition Ms. Spafford
Burgner, Gerald Burgner, Gerald (PhD) gsburgne@ncsu.edu Horticultural ecology in the urgan landscape; Turfgrass alternatives to traditional turfgrass management Dr. Fair
Chaudhari, Sushila Chaudhari, Sushila (PhD) schaudh@ncsu.edu Competitiveness and herbicide tolerance of grafted tomatoes Dr. Monks
Chiu, Yu Chun Chiu, Yu Chun(MS) kyuukimi@gmail.com Phenolics compounds composition in broccoli Dr. Brown
Crumley, Jennifer Crumley, Jennifer (MS) jlcrumle@ncsu.edu Effects of genotype and environment on agronomic performance and phytochemical profile of Echinacea Dr. Davis
Ducharme, Diane Ducharme, Diane (PhD) dduchar@ncsu.edu Vegetable production Dr. Gunter
Elder, Kevin Elder, Kevin (MS) ktelder@ncsu.edu Impact of leaf removal red grape phenolic content and assessment of grape cultivars suited to North Carolina Dr. Spayd
Gillooly, Dominic Gillooly, Dominic (MS) dagilloo@ncsu.edu A survey of the genus Kalmia utilizing flow cytometry and traditional cytology; Polyploid induction in Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' for use in cultivar development; The effects of high rates of potassium salt of indole butyric acid on the rooting of evergreen Magnolia species Dr. Ranney
Gragg, Lauren Gragg, Lauren (MS) lagragg@ncsu.edu Physiology of woody landscape plants growing in urban environments Dr. Kraus
Granitz, Halley Granitz, Halley (MS) hmgranit@ncsu.edu Improving the North Carolina cut flower industry Dr. Kornegay
Gu, Yu 'Luna' Gu, Yu 'Luna' (MS) ygu2@ncsu.edu Pollination mechanism determination of 12 cultivars of zinnia; DNA content detection of zinnia germplasm with flow cytometry; Polyploid induction in two zinnia species with Oryzalin; Differences of the economic productivity, disease resistance, flower quality between direct seeded vs. transplant zinnia and between season-long planting vs. rotated planting Dr. Kornegay
Hatch, Roselyn Hatch, Roselyn (PhD) rlwhitne@ncsu.edu Effects of matrix attachment regions and their effects on transgene expression in Arabidopsis Dr. Allen
Hootman, Travis Hootman, Travis (MS) hootmant@gmail.com Development of interspecific cut flower zinnias with resistance to bacterial leaf and flower spot Dr. Kornegay
Jacobs, Raymond Jacobs, Raymond (PhD) rljacobs@ncsu.edu Inheritance of rate-limiting foliar resistance to anthracnose fruit and crown rot in commercial strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa) Dr. Yencho
Jiang, Chen Jiang, Chen (PhD) cjiang5@ncsu.edu Postharvest physiological changes of vegetable upon application of essential oils as an innovative washing sanitizer Dr. Perkins-Veazie
Johnson, Adam Johnson, Adam (MHS-DE) arjohn12@ncsu.edu Landscape horticulture Dr. Davis
Jones, Ben Jones, Ben (MHS) jones.j.benjamin@gmail.com Design and performance testing of a new modular green roof system for steep slope applications: a comparative analysis of runoff quantity and plant health at slopes of 25, 50 and 75% Ms. Spafford
Judd, Lesley Judd, Lesley (PhD) lajudd@ncsu.edu Analyses of consistently made biochar for chemical and physical properties and their effects on container substrates Dr. Jackson
Kim, Moo Jung Kim, Moo Jung (PhD) mkim10@ncsu.edu Storability, phenolic composition, and anti-inflammatory activities of organically growh blackberries Dr. Perkins-Veazie
Kressin, Jonathan Kressin, Jonathan (MS) jpkressi@ncsu.edu Plant-pathogen interactions between tomato and bacterial wilt disease focusing on plant genetics of resistance in a grafted field tomato context Dr. Panthee
Li, Mengya Li, Mengya (MS) sailingaway@126.com ACC physiological metabolism in early apple fruit abscission Dr. McArtney
Lin, Ying-Chen Lin, Ying-Chen (MS) madeline19891026@gmail.com Blueberry genomic mapping and QTL Dr. Brown
McElhannon, Michelle McElhannon, Michelle (PhD) lmmcelha@ncsu.edu Optimization of water and nutrient supply during adventitious root formation in vegetative annuals Dr. Dole
McNellie, James McNellie, James (MS) jpmcnell@ncsu.edu Mapping genes responsibility for PTI to Pseudomonas syringae (bacterial speck) in tomato Dr. Panthee
Patel, Takshay Patel, Takshay (MS) tkpatel@ncsu.edu Overexpression of celery mannitol dehydrogenase in tomato increases resistance to mannitol secretin fungal pathogen Botrytis cinerea Dr. Williamson
Phillips, Whitney Phillips, Whitney (MS) wdphilli@ncsu.edu Fertility and reproductive behavior of triploid Pyrus calleryana; Utilizing somatic embryogenesis to segregate tissue chimeras in Prunus serruata; Taxonomic revision of Fothergilla spp. Dr. Ranney
Riley, Elizabeth Riley, Elizabeth (PhD) edbridge@ncsu.edu Evaluation of filter bed media composition and plant species for rain gardens and appropriate N rate and N:P:K ratios for the production of herbaceous perennials Dr. Kraus
Roberts, David Roberts, David (MS) djrober3@ncsu.edu Genome size survey, allelism study inheritance study, foliar pigment analysis of Cercis Dr. Werner
Schumann, Mitchell Schumann, Mitchell (MS) mjschum2@ncsu.edu Linkage map and QTL analysis of nutritional and horticultural traits in tetraploid potatoes Dr. Yencho
Suchoff, David Suchoff, David (MS) dsuchoff@gmail.com Vigor as a function of nitrogen use efficiency in grafted tomatoes and grafted watermelon Dr. Schultheis
VandenLangenberg, Kyle VandenLangenberg, Kyle (PhD) kyle.m.van@gmail.com Studying the inheritance and genetic mechanism behind the new source of resistance to downy mildew in cucumber Dr. Wehner
Wolfe, Joe Wolfe, Joe (MS) jcw5044@gmail.com Weed science Dr. Neal
Yada, Benard Yada, Benard (PhD) byada@ncsu.edu Development of SSR markers and QTL analysis of disease and pest resistance in sweetpotato Dr. Yencho
Yow, Ashley Yow, Ashley (MS) agyow@ncsu.edu Using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) to analyze transcriptome sequences of blueberry cv. Arlen in response to mummy berry (Monilinia vaccinii-corymbosi) Dr. Ashrafi
Zhou, Junyan Zhou, Junyan (MHS) gzhoujunyan@gmail.com An evaluation and comparison of perferences of plants in small urban green spaces Ms. Sherk