Degree: Master of Science
Thesis Title: Coordinated Transcriptional Regulation of the Carotenoid Biosynthesis Pathway Genes Contributes to Fruit Lycopene Content in High-Lycopene Tomato Breeding Cultivars
How are you planning to use your degree?
I plan to continue my research at NC State with Dr. Liu as a Ph.D. student.
Whom do you want to thank?
My parents, Dr. Kozel, and Dr. Liu for all supporting me over the years in all my projects, eclectic efforts, and failed projects!
What is the best thing about studying horticulture at NC State?
Lots of diverse things to do/people to talk to and new experiences to keep things interesting day-to-day.
Clubs and Activities
HSGSA and PAX
Do you have plans for after graduation? Are you currently working?
Yes, continuing on in the Liu lab with several projects including tomato anthocyanin production, bacterial wilt resistance in tomatoes, and species-independent methods of plant transformation.
Committee Chair Comments (Dr. Wusheng Liu)
Congratulations, James! It’s my great privilege and pleasure to see how much you have learned and achieved during the past two years. I am so proud of you for all of the great things you have accomplished with us. I am sure today will be only the first of many successful moments for you down the road. Whatever you do, always try your best, take the risks and challenge yourself to be your best.