Thanks for your interest in
becoming a member of the Purdue Pomology lab. Our lab provides an inclusive environment
for students and scientists to develop their skills in applying knowledge,
thought and creativity to solving real world problems. We also strive to
understand the physiology and genetics that underpin traits of interest. We
usually employ both field and laboratory research methods and can also conduct
greenhouse studies where appropriate. While
the research in our lab is focused on apples, it's likely a number of our
students and visitors will apply the techniques and approaches learned to
many different temperate and tropical crops.
We communicate our results
to growers and actively participate in the two way flow of
information to-from growers. In this way our research can be put into
practice and our work can have real impact.
We host students and
visiting scientists from many countries and cultures. There is strengthen and
enrichment from this diversity.
More information on graduate
study within our department is available here.
Applications should be made
through the Graduate School.
Note that I do not currently
have any graduate assistantships available, so incoming students need to
provide the majority of their own funding.
General information on our
department is available on the departmental website.
Please contact me and we can
discuss possible research topics.