My current research focuses on two distinct areas:
- Genetic mapping for fruit quality traits in apple with the goal of developing genetic markers to modernize apple breeding and accelerate the development of new (and tasty!) cultivars.
- Examining grapevines across a transect of commercial vineyards in California to determine the graft-transmissible effects of roots on shoots. Learn more here.
My research examines plant diversity and makes uses of high-throughput phenotyping methods to look at shape, colour, mineral content, physiology, and other fruit quality attributes.
My postdoctoral research is funded by National Science Foundation Plant Genome Research Program 1546869.