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Achievements

NameAchievementTopic
Suzanne StoneASHS Outstanding Vegetable Publication Award Winner (2019)Stone, S., Boyhan, G., & McGregor C. (2019) Inter- and Intracultivar Variation of Heirloom and Open-pollinated Watermelon Cultivars. HortScience 54(2):212–220
Winnie GimodeSouthern Region ASHS (2019), PhD Student Paper competition, Audience ChoiceIdentification of quantitative trait loci associated with gummy stem blight resistance in watermelon.
Jorge ReyesSouthern Region ASHS (2019), Warren S. Barham PhD Student Paper competition, 3rd placeDetection of the gummy stem blight-causing pathogens (Stagonosporopsis spp.) in watermelon using species-specific LAMP assays.
Matt LiCAES Young Scholars Internship Program Oral presentation (2019), 1st placeRate of sporulation of Stagonosporopsis isolates that cause gummy stem blight in Cucurbit crops.
Winnie GimodePhD E. Broadus Browne competition (2019), 2nd place  Genetic control of flowering time for application in early fruit production and seedless watermelon breeding.
Winnie GimodeSouthern Region ASHS (2019 graduate student poster competition, 1st placeFine-mapping of a major quantitative trait locus Qdff3-1 controlling flowering time in watermelon.
Winnie GimodePlant Center Retreat poster competition (2018), 1st place,Fine-mapping of a major flowering time locus Qdff3-1 in watermelon.
Marin LonneeCAES Young Scholars Internship Program Poster presentation (2018) 1st place  Evaluation of gummy stem blight resistance in watermelon using Stagonosporopsis spp. isolates.
Winnie GimodeSouthern Region ASHS (2018), Warren S. Barham PhD Student Paper competition, 1st placeValidation of a sable major-effect flowering time Quantitative Trait Locus in watermelon.
Lucky PaudelSouthern Region ASHS (2018), Norman F. Childers M.S. Student paper competition, 1st placeFine mapping of egusi trait locus (eg) in watermelon using SNP markers.
Winnie GimodePlant Center Retreat poster competition (2017), 2nd placeValidation of a major flowering time locus Qdff3-1 in watermelon.
Amanja AndrewsCAES Young Scholars Internship Program Oral presentation (2017), 1st placeIdentifying a SNP marker for marker assisted selection of Fusarium Wilt Race 1 resistance in watermelon.
Winnie GimodePBGG Retreat poster competition (2017), 1st placeIdentification of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms for marker assisted selection of flowering time in watermelon.
Leigh Ann FallPBGG Retreat poster competition (2017), 2nd placeQuantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping in watermelon to improve flesh sweetness and nutrient content.
Leigh Ann FallPBGG Retreat poster competition (2016), 2nd placeMarker assisted selection of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum race 1 resistance in watermelon.
Phyllicia ThomasCAES Young Scholars Internship Program Oral presentation (2015), 1st prizeDetection of mutations in a candidate gene associated with bi-sexual flowers in watermelon.