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UF/IFAS Plant Breeding

UF/IFAS Plant Breeding


In Fall 2021 a new generation of plant breeders from around the world started their Ph.D. degree at UF/IFAS. The Ph.D. in Plant Breeding is the first program of its kind in Florida and one of a few in the U.S. We are proud to welcome these seven outstanding students as part of our first Plant Breeding Graduate Program cohort! 

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Manuel Gastelbondo

Focus Area: Tropical species

Advisor: Dr. Alan Chambers 

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Samuel O. Ipinyomi

Focus Area: Tomatoes

Advisor: Dr. Samuel Hutton 


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Sudip Kunwar

Focus Area: Small grains 

Advisor: Dr. Ali Babar


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Jesse Murray

Focus Area: Lettuce

Advisor: Dr. German Sandoya 


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Mark Porter

Focus Area: Strawberry

Advisor: Dr. Seonghee Lee 


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Pablo Sipowicz

Focus Area: Forages

Advisor: Dr. Esteban Rios 


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Estefania Tavares F.

Focus Area: Blueberries

Advisor: Dr. Patricio Munoz



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