Originally from Texas, Nino grew up in an oil-field family that lived internationally for some of his childhood. Living in Indonesia for some of that time, near rain forests and rice paddies, had a significant impact on his love for plants, insects, and understanding the importance of agricultural improvement for improving livelihoods.
Nino is incredibly grateful for his time at UGA within the IPBGG where he made lifelong connections, received amazing mentorship, and learned so much inside and outside of the classroom. As a new faculty member, he is honored to have the opportunity to give back to the institute, from which he gained so much.
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.
At the recent CSSA meeting, graduate students competed for the combined best poster and 5 min oral presentations within each of the 9 CSSA divisions. The winners of each division squared off yesterday, and Hallie came out as the overall society-wide winner. Great way to keep UGA and IPBGG on the map!
The University of Georgia is home to a world-renowned, cutting-edge plant breeding program – the Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG).
Plant breeding is the science of selecting a plant’s desirable genetic traits to develop new varieties of field crops, vegetables, fruits and ornamentals. When combined with the latest advancements in genetics and genomics, this critical science is significantly advancing the field of plant production.