Research

Measuring vine physiology of grapevines in California

My current research focuses broadly on perennial fruit crops and their wild relatives. Two particular areas of interest are:

  • 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 to determine the graft-transmissible effects of roots on shoots. Learn more here.