Graduate Student Programs

Graduate Studies Program

The Citrus Center is affiliated with the Department of Agriculture, Agribusiness and Environmental Sciences in Kingsville and offers Masters degrees in Plant & Soil Science. There is also a cooperative PhD program with the Department of Horticultural Science at Texas A & M University in College Station.

 

The following areas of research are available for graduate students: Entomology, Plant Pathology, Breeding, Molecular Biology, Plant Physiology, Soil Science, Agricultural business, Agricultural Science, Nutriceuticals/Functional Foods. The research projects can form bridges between one or more of the disciplines, with close collaboration between departments and other research laboratories in Texas and elsewhere.

 

Co-Operative Ph.D. Program

 

Shima Chaudhury, Plant Pathology

Chair: Dr. Kevin Crosby (TAMU); Co-chair: Dr. John da Graça
TAMUK Members: Dr. Veronica Ancona, Dr. M. Kunta

 

Liliana Cantu. Entomology

Chair:  Dr. Leo Lombardini (TAMU);
Co-chair: Dr. Catherine Simpson
Member: Dr. Mamoudou Sétamou

 

Amanda Lewis, Physiology

Chair: Dr. Luis Cisneros (TAMU)
Co-chair: Dr. Catherine Simpson
Member: Dr. Mamoudou Sétamou

Other Ph.D. Programs


Will Cody (TAMU) Plant Pathology

Chair: Dr. Herman Scholthof (TAMU)
Member: Dr. John da Graça

 

Estefania Ramirez-Delgado. (Univ. Auton. Agr. Antonio Narro, Mexico) Plant Pathology

Chair: Dr. Gustavo Frias-Treviño (UAAAN)
Co-chair: Dr. Veronica Ancona

 

Masters Program

 

Estephanie Bernal-Jimenez. Breeding/ Molecular Biology

Chair: Dr. Eliezer Louzada
Committee members: Dr. Madhura Kunta, Dr. John da Graça

 

Venkata Boyapati. Breeding/ Molecular Biology

Chair: Dr. Eliezer Louzada
Committee members: Dr. Madhura Kunta, Dr. John da Graça

 

Sandy Chavez. Breeding/ Molecular Biology

Chair: Dr. Eliezer Louzada
Committee members: Dr. Madhura Kunta, Dr. John da Graça

 

Blanca Garza. Plant Physiology

Chair: Dr. Catherine Simpson
Committee member: Dr. Veronica Garza

 

Julian Gonzalez III. Plant Physiology

Chair: Dr. Catherine Simpson
Committee member: Dr. Mamoudou Sétamou

 

Meena Gurung. Plant Pathology

Chair: Dr. Veronica Ancona
Co-chair: Dr. Catherine Simpson
Committee member: Dr. Mamoudou Sétamou

 

Bhargavi Kundura. Entomology

Chair: Dr. Mamoudou Sétamou
Co-chair: Dr. Catherine Simpson

 

Andy Ly. Breeding/ Molecular Biology

Chair: Dr. Eliezer Louzada

 

Emma Perez. Plant Pathology

Chair: Dr. John da Graça
Committee members: Dr. Veronica Ancona, Dr. Madhura Kunta

 

Kari Piña. Entomology

Chair: Dr. Mamoudou Sétamou
Committee member: Dr. John da Graça

Stephen Ramirez. Entomology

Chair: Dr. Mamoudou Sétamou
Committee member: Dr. John da Graça

 

Julissa Rodriguez. Plant Physiology

Chair: Dr. Catherine Simpson

 

Teresa Salazar. Entomology

Chair: Dr. Mamoudou Sétamou

Ruby Saldaña. Entomology

Chair: Dr. Mamoudou Sétamou
Committee member: Dr. John da Graça

Mounica Tammineedi, Breeding/ Molecular Biology

Chair: Dr. Eliezer Louzada

 

George (Jim) Thomas. Plant Physiology

Chair: Dr. Catherine Simpson
Co-chair: Dr. Veronica Ancona