Grape Biotechnology and Proteomics

The unit conducts biochemical and molecular research to identify genetic marker that will help in the development of disease tolerant bunch grapes for Florida growers. Researchers are working on isolating and characterizing the transcripts of proteins from xylem and leaves, and genetic markers relating to disease tolerance, water-stress, ripening, and nutraceutical characteristics of muscadine and Florida Bunch grape.



Dr. Mehboob Sheikh - Program Leader: 850-412-5189

Dr. Devaiah Kambiranda – Research Associate: 850-412-5190

Dr. Karthikeyan Alagarsamy – Research Associate: 850-412-5190

Ms. Anse Kaplan – Lab Technician: 850-412-5191