Center for Viticulture and Small Fruit Research
Biotechnology

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.

 

RESEARCH TEAM

Dr. Mehboob Sheikh, Program Leader: 850-412-5189
I mehboob.sheikh@famu.edu

Dr. Balasubramani Paranthaman: 850-412-5190
I balasubra.paranthama@famu.edu

Dr. M. Atik Rahman: 850-412-5190 I mohammad.rahman@famu.edu

Ms. Anse Kaplan, Lab Technician: 850-412-5191
I anse.kaplan@famu.edu

Contact Info

6361 Mahan Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32317

P: 850.599.3996
F: 850-561.2617