Emily Merewitz-Holm, Ph.D.

Emily Merewitz-Holm

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Assistant Professor - Plant physiologist; abiotic & biotic stresses of turfgrass and crop species; whole-plant, biochemical, & molecular techniques.
Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences



B.S. Plant Science – Rutgers University, 2005.
B.S. Plant Biotechnology – Rutgers University, 2005.
Ph.D. Plant Biology – Rutgers University, 2012.

 Research Interests and Current Projects:

Management strategies to reduce wheat winterkill; Quantifying physiological consequences and management options for tar spot in corn production; Characterizing turfgrass plant induced defenses in response to annual bluegrass weevil feeding; High throughput phenotyping of turfgrass photosynthetic and growth responses to drought;  Winter hardiness of malting barley in Michigan; Using physiological and hormone indicators to develop a novel winter preparatory management strategy for winter wheat.