Dr. Chin-Feng Hwang has joined the Grape Genetics lab at Missouri State
Dr. Chin-Feng Hwang has joined the Grape Genetics lab at Missouri State's Fruit Experiment Station. He came from UC Davis in California, where he was working on the genetics of resistance to the dagger nematode in grapes. His main work at MSFES will be in grape breeding, and the first thing he will do is cross the disease resistant Norton grape with the disease susceptible Cabernet Sauvignon grape. He will grow lots of offspring from that cross in order to work on a genetic map of Norton.