Emily Kolbe

She/her
440 Alderman Hall

1970 Folwell Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55108
United States

Degree
M.S.
Advisor
Stan Hokanson
Matthew Clark
Program
Applied Plant Science
Education

B. S. University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Horticulture, 2020

Biography

I am working in plant breeding and genetics on breeding roses for resistance to blackspot. Using conventional breeding methods and inoculations on crosses between susceptible and resistant varieties I will begin to determine how the resistance gene is inherited in seedlings and how the blackspot fungus interacts with the plant to cause symptoms.

Areas of Interest

Plant breeding and genetics, disease resistance, resistance gene expression and inheritance