PhD, Andy Walker Lab, Viticulture and Enology, Viticulture, Grape
Key words: Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology
Andy is a Ph.D. student currently working on resistance and tolerance to grapevine fanleaf virus (GFLV) in grape rootstocks. He earned his B.S. with majors in chemical engineering and biochemical engineering and a minor in biological sciences in June 2015 at UC Davis. During the later half of his undergraduate years, he worked in Dr. Andy Walker’s lab and gradually developed an interest in fanleaf virus while working on a fanleaf resistance project. These interests spurred him to pursue a degree in horticulture and agronomy immediately after graduation. He is particularly interested in rootstock-induced fanleaf tolerance and the reduced impact on fruit set these rootstocks confer to scions.