Nutritional Quality of Plant Foods for Human and Animal Health researchers working in the Department of Plant Science at Penn State.

  • Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise

  • Evolutionary ecology of legumes and rhizobia
  • Plant-microbe-climate interactions
  • Mutualism evolution
  • Bio-inoculants and leguminous cover crops
  • Biological nitrogen Fixation
  • Genome-wide association studies (GWAS)
  • Evolve and resequence
  • Assistant Professor of Vegetable Crop Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Sustainable vegetable production systems
  • Plant nutrition, soil fertility and irrigation management
  • Alternatives to chemical soil fumigation
  • Vegetable response to abiotic stress
  • Vegetable quality
  • Agrobiodiversity and novel vegetable products
  • Agronomic biofortification
  • Professor of Plant Genetics

Areas of Expertise

  • Plant genetics and breeding
  • Molecular breeding
  • Biotic stresses
  • Abiotic stresses
  • Plant nutritional quality
  • Tomato
  • Professor of Horticultural Marketing and Business Management
  • Affiliate Appointment: Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Alcoholic beverage trends
  • Wine consumer attitudes and behaviors
  • Produce and ethnic food marketing
  • Retail layout and design
  • Promotional strategies