Graduate Students

Horticulture Graduate Students

Nirmala Acharya PhD GRA (Dr. McAvoy, advisor); vegetable production
Horticulture
Tej Acharya PhD GRA (Dr. Nambeesan, advisor); fruit production
Horticulture
Richa Bajaj PhD GRA (Dr. Wilde, advisor); ornamentals & molecular biology
Horticulture
Mamata Bashyal PhD GRA (Dr. Diaz-Perez, advisor); vegetables, protected agricultural technologies
Horticulture
Gaurab Bhattarai PBGG-PhD GRA (Dr. P. Conner, advisor), pecans & phenotyping
Horticulture Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG)
Deanna Bigio MS GRA (Dr. Chavez, advisor); peaches & molecular biology
Horticulture
Stephanie E Botton Research Technician & PBGG-MS student (Dr. Ozias-Akins, advisor), peanut breeding
Horticulture Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG)
Autumn Burnett MS GRA (Dr. Coolong, advisor); vegetable production
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Jonathan Cardenas MS GRA (Dr. Ferrarezi, advisor); CEA horticulture
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Brianna Cheek PBGG-MS GRA (Dr. Ozias-Akins, advisor), peanut breeding for disease resistance
Horticulture Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG)
Hannah Cowart MS GRA (Dr. Itle, advisor); fruit production & genetics
Horticulture
Qian Feng PBGG-PhD GRA (Dr. van der Knaap, advisor), fruit genetics
Horticulture Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG)
Zachary Fleming PBGG-MS GRA (Dr. van der Knaap, advisor), tomato genetics
Horticulture Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG)
Orestis Giannopoulos MS GRA (Dr. Deltsidis, advisor); post-harvest physiology
Horticulture
Amit Godara MS GRA (Dr. Deltsidis, advisor); post-harvest physiology
Horticulture
Austin Hart PBGG-PhD GRA (Dr. van der Knaap, advisor), tomato genetics
Horticulture Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG)
Raegan Holton PBGG-PhD GRA (Dr. Ozias-Akins, advisor), peanut genetics & genomics
Horticulture Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG)
Matt Housley CEA Research Specialist & MS Student (Dr. Ferrarezi); CEA horticulture
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George Hutchinson MS GRA (Dr. Ferrarezi, advisor); CEA horticulture
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Hanna Ibiapina De Jesus PhD GRA (Dr. Coolong, advisor); hemp production
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Taylor Ibibofori PhD GRA (Dr. Rubio Ames, advisor); blueberries & small fruits
Horticulture
Mark Iradukunda MS GRA (Dr.van Iersel, advisor); CEA horticulture
Horticulture
TC Jayalath CEA Research Specialist & PhD student (Dr. van Iersel); CEA horticluture & lighting
Horticulture
Sam Josiah PhD GRA (Dr. McGregor, advisor); cucurbits & molecular biology
Horticulture
Noelle Joy PhD GRA (Dr. Coolong, advisor); post-harvest hemp
Horticulture
Prasanna Kharel PBGG-PhD GRA (Dr. Ozias-Akins, advisor), peanut genetics & genomics
Horticulture Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG)
Changhyeon Kim PhD GRA (Dr. van Iersel, advisor); CEA horticulture
Horticulture
Jordan Knapp-Wilson PBGG-PhD GRA (Dr. Chavez, advisor), fruit breeding and genetics
Horticulture Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG)
Nicole Locke MS student (Dr. Merkle, advisor); ornamental trees
Horticulture Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
Rebekah Maynard PhD GRA (Dr. Lombardini, advisor), CEA horticulture
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Andres Mayorga PhD GRA (Dr. van Iersel, advisor), CEA horticulture
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Ryan McNeill Research Station Superintendent & PhD Candidate (Dr. Ruter, advisor)
Horticulture
Mylee Mobley PBGG-MS GRA (Dr. Ozias-Akins, advisor), peanut breeding for disease resistance
Horticulture Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG)
Jamal Mohammed PhD GRA (Dr. Itle, advisor); fruit production and genetics
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Suyun Nam PhD GRA (Dr. van Iersel, advisor); CEA horticulture
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Swayangsiddha Nayak PhD GRA (Dr. Campbell, advisor); floriculture
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Chris Nieters MS GRA (Dr. Ferrarezi, advisor); CEA horticulture
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Gema Nugraha PBGG-MS GRA (Dr. Ozias-Akins, advisor), peanut genetics
Horticulture Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG)
Amanda Olbrick Marabesi PhD GRA (Dr. Coolong, advisor); hemp production & impact evaluation
Horticulture
Peyton Palsha MS GRA (Dr. van Iersel, advisor); CEA horticulture
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Swikriti Pandey PhD GRA (Dr. McGregor, advisor)
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Sarita Paudel PhD GRA (Dr. Zhang, advisor); ornamentals, trees & woody shrubs
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Parker Persons MS GRA (Dr. van Iersel, advisor); CEA Horticulture
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Justin Peterman MS GRA (Dr.van Iersel, advisor); CEA horticulture
Horticulture
Sameer Pokhrel PBGG-PhD GRA (Drs. Ozias-Akins & Vaughn, co-advisors), peanut genetics & genomics
Horticulture Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG)
Johnathan Pulliam MS GRA (Dr. Kassity-Duffey, advisor); organic vegetable production
Horticulture
Husnain Rauf PhD GRA (Dr. Ferrarezi, advisor); CEA horticulture
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Laura Reese MS GRA (Dr. van Iersel, advisor); CEA horticulture
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Jorge Reyes PhD GRA (Dr. McGregor, advisor); cucurbits & molecular biology
Horticulture
Samikshya Rijal PBGG-PhD GRA (Dr. McGregor, advisor), vegetable plant breeding
Horticulture Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG)
Thomas Roth MS GRA (Dr. Ruter, advisor); ornamentals, disease resistance
Horticulture
Bayleigh Roussel PhD GRA (Dr. Malladi, advisor); fruit production
Horticulture
Manoj Sapkota PBGG-PhD GRA (Dr. van der Knaap, advisor), tomato genomics
Horticulture Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG)
Ranveer Pratap Singh PhD GRA (Dr. Nambeesan, advisor); fruit production
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Rachel Smith MS GRA (Dr. Affolter, advisor); ornamentals
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Kaitlin Swiantek MS GRA (Dr. Ruter, advisor); native plants & pollinators
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Alisa Tannirat Hort MS Grad Student & Warnell Research Professional; plant physiology
Horticulture Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
Khuram Tanveer PhD GRA (Dr. Wilde, advisor); ornamentals & molecular biology
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Srijana Thapa Magar PhD GRA (Dr. Chavez, advisor); peaches
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Kahlin Wacker MS GRA (Dr. van Iersel, advisor); CEA horticulture
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Sydney Webb PBGG-MS GRA (Dr. Ozias-Akins, advisor), peanut breeding for disease resistance
Horticulture Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG)
Mark Whatley MS GRA (Dr. Nambeesan, advisor); fruit production
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Yanyu Yao PhD GRA (Dr. Malladi, advisor); fruit production
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Yongjun Yue PBGG-PhD GRA (Dr. Zhang, advisor), ornamental breeding
Horticulture Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG)