Research activities: Breeding and genetics of cross-pollinated vegetable crops. Molecular genetic investigations of horticulturally-desirable traits in vegetable crops. Development of carrot, onion, and beet inbred lines and hybrids. Human health functionality of vegetable crops.
Teaching: Hort 370 World Vegetable Crops; Hort 501 Principles of Plant Breeding; Hort 502 Techniques of Plant Breeding - all courses taught with Prof. Nienhuis. Biocore 301: Evolution module.