I'm anticipating graduating Summer 2026
My research focuses on the discovery of the health-beneficial compounds present in apples and their biosynthesis regulations. I use genomics and metabolomics to pursue the identification of gene-metabolite relationships of these compounds. With the discovery of regions of the genome related to the presence and concentration of the health-promoting compounds, we will be able to select germplasm in its early stage of development for future breeding programs.
For my advisor (Dr. Jessica Cooperstone) for her tremendous support and encouragement to pursue my personal and professional goals.