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Horticulture: Personnel

Postdoctoral Associates, Visiting Scientists, and Students


Keun Chae Name of visitor: Keun Chae
UGA departmental host: Peggy Ozias-Akins
Home Institution:
Dates / Duration of stay: July 1, 2013 – December 31, 2015
Reason for visit / project investigated: conducting research on the structure and function of genomic regions in ASGR-BABYBOOM

 


Rhuanito Soranz FerrareziName of visitor; Rhuanito Soranz Ferrarezi
UGA departmental host: Marc van Iersel
Home Institution: University of Campinas, Brazil
Dates / Duration of stay: 2013-2015 (2 years)
Reason for visit / project investigated research on highly efficient greenhouse/ nursery irrigation techniques; greenhouse lighting technology

 


Yingbing HuName of visitor: Yingbing Hu
UGA departmental host: Donglin Zhang
Home Institution: Central South University of Forestry and Technology in Changsha, China
Expected Dates/Duration of stay: March 18, 2014 – March 14, 2015
Reason for visit/project investigated: Working on a new edible ornamental plant, Myrica rubra (fruiting mytle)

 


Postdoctoral Associate: Rachel Itle
0117 Cowart Building
1109 Experiment St
Griffin, GA 30223 0000
Phone: 770-233-6113
Email: ritle@uga.edu
Program Area: Agriculture & Natural Resources


Jong Goo KangName of visitor; Jong Goo Kang
UGA departmental host: Marc van Iersel
Home Institution: Sunchoin national University, South Korea
Dates / Duration of stay: 2013-2015 (two years)
Reason for visit / project investigated: Irrigation and plant nutrition

 


He LiName of visitor:  He Li
UGA departmental host:   Donglin Zhang
Home Institution:  Central South University of Forestry and
Technology in Changsha, China
Dates/Duration of stay:  May 2013 to April 30, 2015
Reason for visit/project investigated: Selection of heat tolerance and vegetative propagation ofmountainlaurel. Also, conduct the breeding and polyploid plants, such as Baccharis, Hydrangea, and Syzygium.


Yibu LuName of visitor: Yibu Lu
UGA departmental host: Donglin Zhang
Home Institution: Guizhou Normal University, China
Dates/Duration of stay: June 1, 2014 – May 31, 2015
Reason for visit/project investigated: Propagation, production, and breeding of Hydrangea.

 

 


Maricel PodioName of visitor: Maricel Podio
UGA departmental host: Peggy Ozias-Akins
Home Institution: University of Georgia
Dates / Duration of stay: 10/1/14 – 9/30/17
Reason for visit / project investigated: Conduct research on apomixis in grasses, specifically Pennisetum species


Wei SunName of visitor: Wei Sun
UGA departmental host: John Ruter
Home Institution: Urumqi Botanical Garden, China
Dates/Duration of stay: January 2, 2014 – December 30, 2014
Reason for visit/project investigated: Ornamental Breeding Research

 


Mingmei WangName of visitor: Mingmei Wang
UGA departmental host: Donglin Zhang
Home Institution: Central South University of Forestry and Technology, China
Dates/Duration of stay: June 1, 2014 – May 31, 2015
Reason for visit/project investigated: Conduct research on taxonomy and breeding of Magnolia.

 


Yun XieName of visitor: Yun Xie
UGA departmental host: Donglin Zhang
Home Institution: Zhejiang Agriculture and Forestry University, China
Dates / Duration of stay: February 28, 2014 –
February 27, 2015
Reason for visit / project investigated: Research on CamillaName of visitor: Yun Xie
UGA departmental host: Donglin Zhang
Home Institution: Zhejiang Agriculture and Forestry University, China
Dates / Duration of stay: February 28, 2014 – February 27, 2015
Reason for visit / project investigated: Research on Camilla


Yujie YangName of visitor:  Yujie Yang
UGA departmental host:  Donglin Zhang
Home Institution:  Central South University of Forestry and
Technology in Changsha, China
Dates/Duration of stay:  August 2013 - December 31, 2014
Reason for visit/project investigated:  Woodyornamentalplant regeneration, sexualdeterminationof Ilexcrenate, genetic variation and relationships of Ilex and Distylium using ISSR markers. Embryogensis of Ilexcrenate, Hydrangea hybrid,polyploid plant breeding, and new cultivar development.



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