Research Specialist

Ian Mellon

 Post Doctoral Scholar

Graduate Students (past and present)


Lisa Rayburn

Brianna Haynes

Calyssa Stevenson (Fall 2023)


Katie Sheehan-Lust M.S. 2022. Genotype × Environment Analysis, and SNP Validation and Trait Association of Rubus spp.

Jose Guillermo Chacon Jimenez PhD 2019. Strawberry Studies: Screening of Germplasm and Identification of Quantitative Trait Loci for Necrotrophic and Hemibiotrophic Resistance to Anthracnose Diseases, and Validation of a Set of SSR Fingerprinting Markers.

Christine Bradish Ph.D. 2016. Studies of Linkage Mapping, Trait Heritability, and Pedigrees for Breeding Improvement of Southeastern Black and Red Raspberry

Moo Jung Kim Ph.D. 2014. Organically Grown Blackberries : Storage Life, Phenolic Composition, and Anti-inflammatory Activity

Jessica Spencer M.S. 2012.  Molecular Marker Analysis of Primocane-Fruiting Traits in Raspberry

Christine Bradish M.S. 2011.  Measured Variation in Flavonoid Composition of North Carolina Red Raspberry through Targeted Metabolite Profiling

Ramon Molina Bravo Ph.D. 2009. Genetic and Quantitative Analysis of Red Raspberry (Rubus idaeus) for Heat Tolerance and Longer Chilling Requirement.

Mary Helen Ferguson M.S. 2006. Evaluation of three commercially available composts for use in strawberry production on plastic.

Tania L. Guzman M.S. 2003. Incidence, distribution and sympton description of viruses in cultivated balckberry (Rubus subgenus Eubatus) in the southeastern U.S.

Laura Butler Carver M.S. 1999. The biology of Botrytis cinerea and strawberry plant development in southeastern production systems.

Michelle Grabowski M.S. 2001. Biologically and chemically – based alternatives to methyl bromide fumigation in strawberry production.

Post Docs Past

  • Leanor Leandro (now at Iowa State University)