Felicia Shepard

Graduate Teaching Asst

  • Degree Program: PhD Genetics- Blueberry Breeding Program
  • Previous Degrees: BS Food Science with a minor in Horticultural Science- North Carolina State University
  • Advisor: Dr. Hudson Ashrafi
  • Completion Date: 2025


Blueberry genetics and genomics. I am currently optimizing blueberry in vitro tissue culture and regeneration to improve transformation frequency and advance towards gene editing. My ultimate goal is to utilize CRISPR/Cas methods for improved firmness in the blueberry genome to improve mechanical harvesting.

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Felicia Shepard