Ryan Andres

Research Scholar

  • Degree Program: Ph.D., Crop Science, NC State University;
  • Previous Degrees: M.S. Crop Science, NC State University; B.S., Biology, Elon University
  • Advisor: Dr. Vasu Kuraparthy
  • Completion Date: Spring 2015


My project is to fine map and clone important developmental and morphological traits in cotton. In particular, my research will focus on elucidating the genetic mechanism(s) controlling leaf shape architecture. Once identified, the manipulation of these genes and their downstream signaling components will be investigated in an attempt to develop cotton plants possessing a more ideal leaf shape than standard ‘normal’ leaf cultivars, especially in regards to boll rot resistance.

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