Jul 17, 2009

Rind Pattern

Interesting rind pattern - we are calling it "Leopard" for now.

May 14, 2009

Watermelon Crosses

Our greenhouse is up and running and the watermelons are growing at a rapid speed. We have started making some crosses. Most of these crosses are between Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus and C. lanatus var. citroides.

Feb 12, 2009

Greenhouse Facilities

Researchers and students of this group have space assigned in new state of the art greenhouses.

The Laboratory

The lab is newly renovated and situated in Rooms 1401 and 1401A in the Miller Plant Sciences Building on the UGA main campus in Athens. We are still in the process of adding equipment, but the lab is now fully functional.
Dec 2008
Febr 2009
Febr 2009

Prospective Students

Depending on the topic of study and funding source, students have a choice of obtaining a degree from the Department of Horticulture or the Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics & Genomics.
Please note that these entities have different admission criteria, procedures and requirements for obtaining your degree. Please make sure you follow the appropriate procedures and deadlines.

2013 Update: We encourage students who are interested in persuing their graduate studies in our program to arrange visits to our facilities and/or try to speak to Dr. McGregor in person at conferences and meetings. Graduate assistanships are available for exceptional applicants interested in the application of molecular markers in watermelon breeding.

Graduate Assistantships

Currently one Graduate Assistantship is available to work in our group for a PhD student starting Spring 2010 (January 2010). Experience and an interest in Statistics, Bioinformatics, Plant Pathology and Molecular Biology/Genetics is highly desirable.
Prospective students are encouraged to contact Dr. McGregor to discuss mutual interests and possible research topics. As part of the selection process you will be expected to undergo and in-person or online interview.

Lab Members

Updated: Fall 2016
Cecilia McGregor (Principle Investigator)

Leigh Ann Fall (M.S. Student: 2015 – present)

 Reeve Legendre (PhD Student: 2015 to present)

Suzanne Stone (Ph.D., Advisor Dr. Boyhan))

Yihua Chen (Research Technician)

Undergraduate Students 
Will Hemphill (Undergraduate Student: 2015 - present)
Daniel Powell (Undergraduate Student: 2016 - present) 
Chase Sherwood (Undergraduate Student: 2015 - present)
Jean Yost (Undergraduate Student: 2016 - present)

Previous Lab Members: 
Alex Rajewski (M.S., Advisor Dr. Zhang, graduated 2015)
Geoffrey Meru (Ph.D., graduated Dec 2014)
Katie Sandlin (M.S., graduated 2009)
Jason Prothro (M.S., graduated 2009)
Vickie Waters (Research Technician, 2009-2013)
Phyllicia Thomas (CAES Young Scholar, 2015)
Angela Hulsey (CAES Young Scholar, 2012)
Darrica McDowell (CAES Young Scholar, 2011) 
Kristin Adams (Undergraduate)
Ruqayah Bhuiyan (Undergraduate)
Graf Exum (Undergraduate)
Will Groover (Undergraduate)
Dalton Haden (Undergraduate)
Will Hembree (Undergraduate)
Jacob Langley (Undergraduate) 
Eric Malaney (Undergraduatet)
Dusty Martin (Undergraduate)
Ben McInnes (Undergraduate)
Josh Mickey (Undergraduate) 
Jessica Norton (Undergraduate)
Allen Ray (Undergraduate)
Jeremy Ray (Undergraduate)
Angela Riveiro (Undergraduate)
Ethan Roberson (Undergraduate)
Angela Seibel (Undergraduate)
Maria Thompson (Undergraduate)
Grace Yu (Undergraduate)