Rebecca Tashiro grew up in southern Rhode Island, where her first job at a garden center started her passion for ornamental plants. She then worked as a grower for an ornamentals greenhouse during a surge of vegetatively propagated flower breeding.
The explosion of new products at that time motivated her to go to university to pursue a degree in ornamental plant breeding. She enrolled at the University of Georgia in 2004 because of the excellent reputation of the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
We're proud of our awesome graduate students and want to recognize their excellence!
The Institute for Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics has a vibrant graduate program that offers both a Master's degree and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics.
Next up in our Grad Student Spotlight series:
At the just-concluded annual meeting of the Crop Science Society of America,
- Shreena Pradhan (pictured above, right) took 1st place in the C1 (Crop Breeding & Genetics) division poster competition
- Hallie Wright (pictured above, left) took 1st place in the C7 (Genomics, Molecular Genetics & Biotechnology) division poster competition
Congratulations, Shreena and Hallie, both of whom are in the Devos Lab.
Hallie and Shreena also pioneered our first attempt to have a presence and recruit potential students at a major meeting.
Thanks to both for helping promote the IPBGG through their scholarship and their recruitment efforts!