I'm anticipating graduating Summer 2023
My projects aims to identify novel sources/genes of resistance to Phytophthora Root and Stem Rot in South Korean soybean germplasm. Our work characterizes the effectiveness of these sources/genes against the virulent pathogen community to implement breeding strategies and gene deployment. Our goal is to develop elite cultivars adapted to Ohio by integrating these novel sources of variation while maintaining high yield and agronomic traits.
I decided to pursue higher education at OSU because it is a land-grant university that cares about diversity and highly supports research being done in agricultural sciences. My previous background is in horticulture (University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus). The HCS curriculum provided an excellent complement to my earlier experience while introducing further knowledge in plant breeding, genetics and agronomy during the completion of my degree.