Adviser: R. Smeda & M. Kwasniewski
Why did you choose Mizzou?
I was fortunate to have the opportunity to be a full time employee in the Division of Plant Sciences as a Senior Research Technician for the Plant Transformation Core Facility prior to starting graduate school. This position allowed me to see what an outstanding program Mizzou had to offer, and because of my love for wine, I attended the Wine and Grape Symposium, and discovered that Plant Science had my area of interest in viticulture and enology. I loved the campus, the atmosphere, and the opportunity to study in a great program; it’s been the perfect scenario.
The Horticulture graduate program area provides a meaningful educational opportunity for the student with career interests in any of the many fields of the diverse discipline of horticulture. The program addresses applied issues related to solving immediate production problems and basic questions related to plant biology. Current research programs emphasize turfgrass management, ornamental horticulture, tree fruit management and agroforestry.