University of Minnesota, Plant Science B.S. 2017, Applied Plant Sciences M.S. in progress
apple breeding, marker-assisted selection, genetics and genomics
My job activities include integrating knowledge on genetics and phenotype traits into breeding practices to enhance the apple breeding process, and to aid with breeding program activities including pollination, propagation, and fruit evaluation. I have experience in identifying quantitative trait loci (QTL) and developing DNA marker tests that can identify the states of apple fruit characteristics. My position involves wet-lab work, dry-lab work, and field work, involving me in many aspects of trait and genetics research and in nearly every aspect of the apple breeding process.