Jul 14, 2018

Congratulations Marin!

Marin Lonnee won first prize at the CAES Young scholars poster competition (Athens) for her poster entitled "Evaluation of Gummy Stem Blight Resistance in Watermelon Using Stagonosporopsis spp. Isolates". Congratulations to Marin and her mentor, Winnie Gimode.

Marin, with her mentor, Winnie Gimode
Proud parents!

Jul 11, 2018

Marin presents her poster at the YSP conference

Marin Lonnee presented her poster at the UGA CAES Young Scholar Internship Program Pre-Collegiate Research Conference.  Marin carried out research with Winnie Gimode on the resistance of watermelon genotypes to specific fugal species and isolates that cause gummy stem blight in watermelon.


Jun 29, 2018

Summer Twilight Field Day

Twilight field day at the Durham Horticulture Farm in Watkinsville. We were excited to tell everybody about watermelon. Thanks to all who who came by and talked to us.





Jun 13, 2018

Congratulations Lukcy!

Congratulations to Lucky Paudel for successfully defending his M.S. thesis entitled "Refining the Egusi Locus and Mapping of Seed Coat Color Genes in Watermelon". Lucky did a great job and we are all very proud of him!

Jun 8, 2018

Dr. McGregor teaches at University of Padua

Dr. McGregor spent April and May teaching Plant Breeding at  The University of Padua in Italy as part of the dual master's degree program in Crop and Soil Sciences (Sustainable Agriculture).

Friday Lab Group 1

Friday Lab Group 2
And a beautiful agarose gel! Well done.
End of semester drinks

Mar 23, 2018

Lab members, new and old

We added several new lab members in 2018. Welcome to Jesse Kuze (research technician), Jorge Reyes (Ph.D student) and Ayse Topco (research assistant). We all gathered together to say goodbye to Daniel Powell, our long time undergraduate research assistant who graduated.


Jan 16, 2018

Position available: Research Tech III - Vegetable Breeding, Genetics, and Genomics

We currently have an opening for a Research Technician available in our group. Details of the position and application instruction can be found here.

Jan 2, 2018

Leigh Ann Fall - Graduation

Congratulation to Leigh Ann Fall, who graduated in December 2017. We wish you all the best with your future endeavors.