Conifer Translational Genomics Network - Coordinated Agricultural Project (CTGN - CAP)

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Featuring graduate students trained through the CTGN project.

Vikram E. Chhatre (Texas A&M Univ.)

Degrees:
  • Ph.D. Student in Genetics (Population genomics)
Dissertation Title:
  • Population structure and association mapping analysis of adaptive traits in E. Texas loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.). (Tentative)
Publications
  • Chhatre VE, Byram TD, Neale DB, Wegrzyn JL and Krutovsky KV (2011). Genetic diversity and population structure of breeding populations of E. Texas loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.). IN PREPARATION
  • Chhatre VE, Byram TD, Neale DB, Wegrzyn JL and Krutovsky KV (2011). Association mapping analysis of adaptive traits in breeding populations of E. Texas loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.). IN PREPARATION
Talks and Posters Presented
  • Chhatre VE, Byram TD, Neale DB, Wegrzyn JL and Krutovsky KV (2011).
     Invited Talk: High density SNP genotyping of east Texas loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.).
     Forest Tree Workshop, Plant & Animal Genome Conference XIX, Jan. 15-19, 2011, San Diego, CA.
  • Chhatre VE, Byram TD, Neale DB, Wegrzyn JL and Krutovsky KV (2011).
     Poster: Population structure and association mapping analysis of adaptive traits in east Texas loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.).
     Plant & Animal Genome Conference XIX, Jan. 15-19, 2011, San Diego, CA
  • Chhatre VE, Byram T, Krutovsky KV (2010).
     Talk:Genetic structure of loblolly pine breeding populations: what can we learn from molecular markers?
     Western Gulf Forest Tree Improvement Program (WGFTIP) Contact Representatives Meeting, Bismarck, AR, May 19, 2010.
 
Patricio R. Munoz Del Valle (Univ of Florida)

Degrees:
  • Master of Science
  • Ph.D. Student in Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology
Areas of Study:
  • Quantitative Genetics, Hybrids, Mixed Models
  • Genomic Selection and Molecular Breeding
Thesis:
  • [Dudley Huber] MS: Phenotypic analyses of first-year traits in a pseudo-backcross (slash x loblolly) x slash and the open-pollinated families of the pure species progenitors
  • [Gary Peter] Molecular Breeding
Publications
  • Munoz Del Valle PR, Huber DA, Butnor, JR. (2011). Phenotypic Analysis of First-Year Traits in a Pseudo-Backcross {(Slash x Loblolly) x Slash} and the Open-Pollinated Families of the Pure-Species Progenitors. Tree Genetics and Genomes. 7:183-192
  • Munoz Del Valle PR, Huber DA, Martin T. Relative contribution of crown and phenological traits to growth pf a pseudo-backcross family ((slash x loblolly) x slash) and its pure species progenitors. Tree Genetics and Genomes UNDER REVIEW
  • [Dudley Huber] Quantitative trait loci analysis for growth, efficiency and morphological traits in a pseudo-backcross (slash x loblolly) x slash . IN PREPARATION
  • [Dudley Huber] Quantitative trait loci analysis for growth and wood properties in slash pine families. Waiting for genotype data
Talks and Posters Presented
  • Resende MFR, Acosta JJ, Munoz Del Valle PR, Quesada T, Davis J, Resende MDV, Kirst M.
     Genomic Selection and Next-Generation Genotyping to Hyper-Accelerate Pine Breeding
     PAG, San Diego, CA. (January 2011).
  • Munoz Del Valle PR, Huber DA.
     Presenter: Application of Marker Informed Breeding
     Conifer Translation Genomic Network, Annual Meeting at Oregon State University, OR. (June 2010)
  • Munoz Del Valle PR, Huber DA, Martin T.
     Presenter: Relative Contribution of Crown and Phenology to Growth in a Pseudo-Backcross and its Pure Species Parents
     Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Workshop, Daytona, FL, USA. (May 2010)
  • Munoz Del Valle PR, Huber DA, Butnor JR.
     Presenter: Introgression of Loblolly Pine Genes into Slash Pine  30th Southern Tree Improvement Conference (SFTIC), Blacksburg, VA, USA. (May 2009)
 
Funda Ogut (North Carolina State University)

Degrees:
  • Ph.D. Student in Forestry
Research Area:
  • Simulation as a tool for validation of quantitative genetic analytical methods applied to SNP genotype data
Dissertation Title:
  • Analytical methods for multi-environment progeny test data and SNP genotypes in tree breeding (tentative)
Publications
  • Ogut F, Isik FT, Maltecca C, McKeand SE, Whetten RW. Use of simulations to explore analytical methods for SNP datasets in tree breeding. IN PREPARATION
 
Jaime Zapata-Valenzuela (North Carolina State University)

Degrees:
  • Ph.D. Student in Forest Genetics
Dissertation Title:
  • Incorporation of molecular marker and spatial data into analysis of clonally-replicated progeny tests (tentative)
Publications
  • Zapata-Valenzuela JA, Isik FT, Maltecca C, Wegryzn JL, Neale DB, McKeand SE, Whetten RW. Genomic selection in a clonal population of loblolly pine. IN PREPARATION
  • Zapata-Valenzuela JA, Isik FT, Maltecca C, Wegryzn JL, Neale DB, McKeand SE, Whetten RW. Applications of genomic relationship matrices to BLUP analysis of progeny test data. IN PREPARATION
Talks and Posters Presented
  • Zapata-Valenzuela JA, Isik FT, Maltecca C, Wegryzn JL, Neale DB, McKeand SE, and Whetten RW. (2011)
     Invited Talk: Genomic selection in a clonal population of loblolly pine.
     Forest Tree Workshop, Plant & Animal Genome Conference XIX, Jan. 15-19, 2011, San Diego, CA.
 
W. Patrick Cumbie (North Carolina State University)

Degrees:
  • Ph.D. Graduate in Forestry
Dissertation Title:
  • Association genetics of growth, carbon isotope discrimination, and stem form in loblolly pine.
Employment:
  • ArborGen Inc
Publications
  • Cumbie WP, Isik FT, Wegrzyn JL, Eckert AJ, Neale DB, McKeand SE, Goldfarb B, Whetten RW. Association genetics and marker effects for volume and stem form in loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) IN PREPARATION
 
Jin (Sherry) Xiong (North Carolina State University)

Degrees:
  • Ph.D. Gradute in Forestry
Dissertation Title:
  • Genetic analysis of forking defects in loblolly pine.
Employment:
  • Dow AgroSciences LLC
Publications
  • Xiong J, Isik FT, Wegrzyn JL, Neale DB, McKeand SE, Whetten RW. Quantitative trait loci influencing forking defects in loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.). IN PREPARATION