PHHI Graduate Alumni

Current | Alumni

Yang Bian, MS, 2012
PHHI Advisor: Dr. Allan Brown; Discipline: Horticultural Science
Thesis: Genetic Diversity and Population Structure of Cultivated Blueberries (Vaccinium section Cyanococcus spp.)

Christine Bradish Cash, MS, 2011; PhD, 2016
PHHI Advisor: Dr. Penelope Perkins-Veazie; Discipline: Horticultural Science
Thesis: Measured Variation in Flavonoid Composition of North Carolina Red Raspberry through Targeted Metabolite Profiling
Dissertation: Studies of Linkage Mapping, Trait Heritability, and Pedigrees for Breeding Improvement of Southeastern Black and Red Raspberry

Sierra Smirnov, MS, 2019
PHHI Advisor: Dr. Debora Esposito; Discipline: Animal Science
Thesis:

Weston Bussler, PhD, 2017
PHHI Advisor: Dr. Slavko Komarnytsky; Discipline: Nutrition
Dissertation: Uncovering Novel Loci in Crop Genomes to Maximize their Health Benefits

Yu Chun Chiu, MS, 2015
PHHI Advisors: Dr. Allan Brown, Dr. Penelope Perkins-Veazie; Discipline: Horticultural Science
Thesis: QTL Mapping of Flavonoid and Phenolic Acid Variation in Broccoli

Courtney DeKalb, MS, 2017
PHHI Advisor: Dr. Penelope Perkins-Veazie; Discipline: Horticultural  Science
Thesis: Value-Added Opportunities for North Carolina Growers and Processors: Tomato and Watermelon

Jordan Hartman, MS, 2017
PHHI Advisor: Dr. Penelope Perkins-Veazie; Discipline: Horticultural  Science
Thesis: Investigating Citrulline in Cucurbits: A Survey of Cucurbitaceae and Heritability Estimations in Watermelon

Yu-Hung Hung, PhD, 2018
PHHI Advisor: Dr. Tzung-Fu Hsieh; Discipline: Plant Biology
Dissertation: Conserved Domains Required for DEMETER 5-Methylcytosine DNA Glycosylase/lyase Function in planta

Kimberly Palatini Jackson, PhD, 2017
PHHI Advisor: Dr. Slavko Komarnytsky; Discipline: Nutrition
Dissertation: Anti-Diabetic Effects of Bitter Botanicals

Raymond Jacobs, PhD, 2015
PHHI Advisor: Dr. Jeremy Pattison; Discipline: Horticultural  Science
Dissertation: Inheritance of Rate-Limiting Foliar Resistance to Anthracnose Crown Rot and Fruit Rot in Cultivated Strawberry

Chen Jiang, PhD, 2016
PHHI Advisor: Dr. Penelope Perkins-Veazie; Discipline: Horticultural  Science
Dissertation: Postharvest Quality of Lettuce, Muskmelon, and Tomato after Application of Essential Oils as Innovative Disinfectants

Josh Kellogg, PhD, 2014
PHHI Advisor: Dr. Mary Ann Lila; Discipline: Food Science
Dissertation: Multifaceted Bioactivity of Alaskan Marine Algae Against Metabolic Syndrome Targets

Moo Jung Kim, PhD, 2014
PHHI Advisor: Dr. Penelope Perkins-Veazie; Discipline: Horticultural  Science
Dissertation: Organically Grown Blackberries: Storage Life, Phenolic Composition, and Anti-inflammatory Activity

Mengya Li, MHS
PHHI Advisor: Dr. Penelope Perkins-Veazie; Discipline: Horticultural Science

Ying-Chen Lin, MS, 2015
PHHI Advisor: Dr. Allan Brown; Discipline: Horticultural Science
Thesis: Improved and Novel Resources for Blueberry Mapping and Genomics

Chinmayee Panda, PhD, 2017
PHHI Advisor: Dr. Sirius Li; Discipline: Plant Biology
Dissertation: Isolation and Characterization of a Suppressor of an Arabidopsis Lignin-deficient Dwarf Mutant

Nathalie Plundrich, PhD, 2017
PHHI Advisor: Dr. Mary Ann Lila; Discipline: Food Science
Dissertation: Protein-Polyphenol Complexation to Reduce Food Protein Allergenicity

Margaret Schneider, PhD, 2016
PHHI Advisor: Dr. Mary Ann Lila; Discipline: Food Science
Dissertation: Formation of Whey Protein-Polyphenol Aggregates and Incorporation into Various Food Structures

Scott Smith, PhD, 2017
PHHI Advisor: Dr. Tzung Fu Hsieh; Discipline: Plant Biology
Dissertation: Consensus Mapping and Association Mapping in Hexaploid Oat

Kathleen Walter, PhD, 2019
PHHI Advisor: Dr. Debora Esposito; Discipline: Animal Science
Dissertation: Enhancement of Porcine Alveolar Macrophage Response to Respiratory Pathogens by Dietary  Supplementation of Long-chain PUFA