MSc, Steve Knapp Lab, Plant Sciences, Pomology/Fruits & Nuts, Strawberry
Key words: Crop Improvement, Disease Resistance
Dominique works with the Strawberry Breeding and Research program at UC Davis. Originally from a farming family in the Santa Maria region of California, she left the state to obtain a BS in Biology from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. She returned to California to pursue a MS at UC Davis, where she works on resistance of Fusarium wilt in strawberry. After she obtains her MS, she will continue working with the program as a PHD student. Dominique’s current projects include the evaluation of important UC Davis strawberry germplasm to soilborne diseases (Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. fragariae and Verticillium dahliae) and identification of genetic loci linked with resistance to these diseases.