- Email: email@example.com
- Degree Program: Ph.D., Horticultural Science
- Previous Degrees: B.S., Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University; M.S., Horticultural Science, NC State University
- Advisors: Gina Fernandez and Penelope Perkins-Veazie
- Completion Date: Summer 2016
Working on a national project aimed at improving disease and insect resistance, nutritional value, and other horticulturally important traits in black raspberry, I will be evaluating two mapping populations for a broad range of traits over two growing seasons. These measured traits will be compared with those of the mapping population in three other locations nationwide. Linkage maps will be assembled using SSR and SNP markers from data collected, and the transferability of markers from black raspberry to red raspberry and blackberry will be assessed. Additionally, for North Carolina, the relationship between heat tolerance and specific phenolic levels will be assessed.