Ph.D., Clemson University, 1993, Plant Physiology
M.S., Rutgers University, 1987, Horticulture
B.S., Rutgers University, 1982, Plant Science
Currently I teach Plant Propagation, Plant Propagation Techniques Laboratory, and a graduate course, Plant Cell and Tissue Culture.
Plant propagation research projects focus on developing in vitro systems for high-value horticultural crops, such as medicinal, ornamental and other elite germplasm. Systems integration work with liquid medium includes both mechanical (vessel, matrix and facility design) and nutrient medium optimization. Multi-factor models balance nutrient and process factors to maximize growth responses during in vitro propagation and greenhouse acclimatization or nursery growth.
Professional society activity:
American Council for Medicinally Active Plants, Vice President
In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology-Plants, Associate Editor
Propagation of Ornamental Plant, Associate Editor
Some publications are available for free download.Download Resume (PDF )