•  Pathways Professions Conference - October 12th. 
  • FAMU BASE students - Virginia Tech University - April 2016. 
  • Dean Taylor receiving a USDA Certificate from the USDA Undersecretary, Catherine Woteki
  • Fall 2015 Graduate! 
  • Famu Research & Extension Center in Quincy
  •   CAFS planting a tree on Earth Day at Blanche Ely High School. 
  •  Experience CAFS!
  • Coming in August 2016 

Student Training and Development

  • Providing experiential learning opportunities and training to graduate, undergraduate and high school students.
  • Provide academic advisement, research mentorship and financial assistantships to graduate students.
  • Provide experiential learning and financial assistantships to undergraduate students to work with research scientists in the labs and in the field.
  • Conduct academic courses in Biotechnology and Human Sustainability.
  • Facilitate and provide academic advisement and training for the Dual Enrolment Program in Plant Biotechnology of Florida A&M University and Gadsden County School District.
  • Provide mentoring and training of high school students in STEM disciplines.


Graduate Research:


Mike Vasilopulos, CAFS, M.S. in Agriculture Sciences/ Plant Science and Biotechnology: Altering the Secondary Metabolites in Muscadine Grape Cell Suspension by Modulating the Flavonoid Gene Expression.


Adeyewa Toluwalola, CAFS, M.S. in Agriculture Sciences/ Plant Science and Biotechnology: Identification and Isolation of Three Magor Allergens in Grape.


Oluwatoyin Olaoluwa, CAFS, M.S. in Agriculture Sciences/ Plant Science and Biotechnology: Feasibility Study for Production of Dietary Antioxidant by Cell Culture of American Native Grapes (Vitis aestivalis Michx. Cynthiana cv.).



Undergraduate Research:


Maraih Henry "Molecular identification and detection of Eutypa lata in muscadine grapes (Vitis rotundifolia Much)"


Quincy Hardy " Characterization and molecular cloning of anthocynin syntase (ANS) and leucoanthocyanidin dioxygenase (LDOX) in muscadine grapes"


Frank Humphries "Characterization and molecular cloning of flavonoid 3-O-glucosyltransferase (3GT), and flovonoid 5-O-glucosyltransferase (5GT) genes from cell lines of rose (Rosa hybrida)" 


Khyrrah-Cymone Shepard "Expression analysis of MYB and dihydroflovonol 4-reductase (DFR) genes in muscadine grape somatic embryos"