Graduate Students

Name of student: Safira Sutton

Profess directing thesis:  Dr. Violeta Colova

Title of thesis: Genetic transformation for over expression of flavonoids in synchronized in vitro muscadinia grape cell suspension

Year graduated: Summer 2011

 

Name of student: Rodrique Pierre

Profess directing thesis: Dr. Jiang Lu

Title of thesis: Development of early screening technique for downy mildew resistance in Florida hybrid bunch grapes.

Year graduated: Summer 2011

 

Name of student:  Rashad Reed

Professor directing thesis: Dr. Jiang Lu

Title of thesis:  Isolation and characterization of genes related to Pierce’s disease resistance.

Year graduated:  Summer 2009

 

Name of student: Trecia Walters

Professor directing thesis: Dr. Violetka Colova

Title of thesis: Phylogenetic analysis of Aestivalis Planchon American native grapes by nuclear microsatellite profiling as a valuable germplasm for grape improvement.

Year graduated: Summer 2008

 

Name of student:  Fitz Bradley

Professor directing thesis: Dr. Jiang Lu

Title of thesis:  Developing SNP markers and tagging Pierce’s disease resistant genes.

Year graduated:  Spring 2008

 

Name of student:  Bravo Brown

Professor directing thesis:  Dr. Mehboob Sheikh

Title of thesis: Xylem sap composition of bunch and muscadine grape cultivars.

Year graduated: Summer 2007

 

Name of student: Yingyos Jittayasothorn (The Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand) (Ph.D.)

Professor directing dissertation: Dr. Jiang Lu

Title of dissertation:  Developing disease resistant grape varieties by genetic engineering.

Year graduated: Summer 2007

 

Name of student:  Leland Parker

Professor directing thesis: Dr. Violetka Colova

Title of thesis:  Tracing the pedigree of Cynthiana grape by DNA microsatellite markers.

Year graduated:  2006

 

Name of student:  Oulimathe Paraiso

Professors directing thesis:  Dr. Jiang Lu & Dr. Ken Bloem

Title of thesis:  Isolation and identification of toxic compounds from Xylella fastidiosa and in-vitro selection for resistance to  Pierce’s disease.  

Year graduated:  Spring 2005

 

Name of student:  Alfred Mbele

Professors directing thesis: Dr. Mehboob Sheikh & Dr. Mitwe Musingo

Title of thesis:  Changes in phenolics and antioxidant properties of muscadine grapes.

Graduated:  Spring 2005

 

Name of student:  Julian Bourne

Professor directing thesis:  Dr. Jiang Lu

Title of thesis:  Genetic analysis of grapevine resistance to Pierce’s disease through screening the F1 progeny of N18-6xCabernet Sauvignon.

Year graduated:  Spring 2004

 

Name of student:  Elvis Clarke

Professor directing thesis: Dr. Jiang Lu

Title of Thesis:  Evaluation of grape germplasm for resistance to Pierce’s disease and Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter.

Year graduated:  Fall 2003

 

Name of student:  Hong Huang

Professor directing thesis: Dr. Jiang Lu

Title of thesis:  Genetic analysis  and biosynthesis of anthocynanin in muscadine grapes.

Year graduated: Spring 2001

 

Name of student:  Narquinta Richardson

Professor directing thesis:  Dr. Mehboob Sheikh

Title of thesis:  Changes in protein composition of peanut during dehydration.

Year graduated:  2001

 

Name of student:  Aimable Munyakayanza

Professor directing thesis:  Dr. Stephen Leong

Title of thesis:  An analysis of the effects of socioeconomic factors on consumption of wine in Florida.

Year graduated:  Spring 2000

 

Name of student: Kecia Singleton

Professor directing thesis: Dr. Stephen Leong

Title of thesis: The impact of structural change on income and employment in selected North Florida counties.

Year graduated:  Summer 2000

 

Name of student:  Clifford Louime

Professor directing thesis:   Dr. Jiang Lu

Title of thesis:  High efficiency in-vitro regeneration and genetic transformation of grapes.

Year graduated:  Fall 1999.

 

Name of student:   Lucinda Theodore

Professor directing thesis:   Dr. Stephen Leong

Title of thesis: Consumer perceptions and willingness to buy muscadine grapes as fresh fruit.

Year graduated:  Fall 1998

 

Name of student:  Colin Anderson

Professor directing thesis:  Dr. Stephen Leong

Title of Thesis:  The impact of advertisement on generic fluid milk consumption in Tallahassee.

Year graduated:  Summer 1998

 

Name of student:  Xia Xu

Professor directing thesis:  Dr. Jiang Lu

Title of thesis:  Identification of grape cultivars using RAPD markers.

Year graduated:  Spring 1997

 

Name of student:  Luis Velasquez

Professor directing thesis:  Dr. Mehboob Sheikh

Title of thesis:  Isolation and characterization of proteins producing flavor compounds in peanut seeds.

Year graduated:  1997

 

Name of student:  Joytsna Maddula

Professor directing thesis:  Dr. Mehboob Sheikh

Title of thesis:  Effect of water stress on peanut leaf composition.

Year graduated:  1996

 

Name of student:  David Jones

Professor directing thesis:   Dr. Stephen Leong

Title of thesis: The production and marketing of grapes – a Florida perspective.

Year graduated:  Spring 1995

 

Name of student:  Alemayehu Kasa

Professor directing thesis:  Dr. Olusola Lamikanra

Title of thesis:  Changes in free amino acids and some organic compounds with maturity of the Noble cultivar – Vitis rotundifolia grape.

Year graduated:  Fall 1994

 

Name of student:  Selwyn Langainge

Professor directing thesis:  Dr. Jiang Lu

Title of thesis: Isozyme variations in Florida bunch and muscadine grapes.

Year graduated: Spring 1994.

 

Name of student:  Xuedong Wang

Professor directing thesis:  Dr. Stephen Leong

Title of thesis:  Consumer demand for alcoholic beverages in Florida: A systems estimation

Graduated:  Spring 1994

 

Name of student:  Leroy Leslie

Professor directing thesis:  Dr. Olusola Lamikanra

Title of thesis:  Muscadine grape flavor extraction and utilization.

Year graduated: Fall 1994

 

Name of student:  Najla Jeantly

Professor directing thesis:  Dr. Mehboob Sheikh

Title of thesis: Effect of water stress on composition and aflatoxin resistance of invitro cultured peanut seeds.

Year graduated:  1994

 

Name of student:  Carlos Ramirez

Professor directing thesis:  Dr. Stephen Leong

Title of thesis:  Socioeconomic characteristics of household demand for Florida wines and grapes.

Year graduated:  Fall 1993

 

Name of student:  Brian Smith

Professor directing thesis: Dr. Stephen Leong

Title of thesis:  Production and marketing of grapes by hobby farmers and small scale grape growers in North Florida.

Year graduated: Fall 1989