Faculty

  • Beaudry, Randy
  • Professor
  • Postharvest biology and technology; controlled atmosphere storage of pome fruit, modified atmosphere packaging; sugarbeet storage, ripening biology and aroma volatile biochemistry.
  • (517) 353-0303
  • Bukovac, John
  • Professor Emeritus
  • Pomology: Current research is focused on chemical management of crop load on fruit quality and flower initiation to increase cropping efficiency and factors affecting cuticular penetration of foliar-applied plant growth regulators
  • 517-353-0393
  • Flore, James
  • Professor Emeritus
  • Carbon assimilation and partitioning by fruit crops; effects of biotic and abiotic stress on assimilation and carbon partitioning.
  • 517-353-0375
  • Hancock, Jim
  • Professor Emeritus
  • Blueberry and strawberry breeding and genetics; marker-assisted selection breeding; environmental biosafety of GE crops.
  • Lang, Gregory
  • Professor
  • Tree fruit horticulture, physiology, and genetic evaluation, including high efficiency training systems and orchard climatic modification systems
  • 517-353-0388
  • Lopez, Roberto
  • Assistant Professor
  • Controlled environment specialty crop production; Lighting applications for greenhouses and indoor vertical production; light-emitting diodes; young plant propagation.
  • 517-353-0342
  • Matchett, Brian
  • Advisor, Instructor, Ag Tech Program Coordinator
  • Coordinator for the Institute of Agricultural Technology (2-year) Fruit and Vegetable Crop Management, Landscape Management, and Viticulture programs in Traverse City.
  • (231) 995-1719
  • Nair, Muraleedharan
  • Professor and Sr Asc to the CANR Dean
  • Bioactive natural products: Functional foods and Phytoceuticals. Discovery, isolation, purification, identification and standardization of bioactive molecules; efficacy, dose and toxicity evaluation; formulation and process development.
  • (517) 353-0406
  • Runkle, Erik
  • Professor
  • Lighting applications for greenhouses and controlled environments; light-emitting diodes; greenhouse energy conservation; crop production in controlled environments
  • (517) 353-0350
  • Song, Guo-Qing
  • Associate Professor
  • Improvement of horticultural crops using genomics, genetic, and biotechnological tools; development of efficient plant micropropagation, regeneration and transformation techniques.
  • (517) 353-0384
  • van Nocker, Steve
  • Professor
  • Developmental genetics of plants, traits important for production including flowering, chromatin regulation of gene expression
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