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Renata Jung Presents Ph.D. Seminar

Ph.D. candidate Renata Jung presented a seminar on her doctoral research titled Identification of Molecular Markers for Marker-assisted Selection of Malting Quality and Associated Traits in Barley on Thursday, August 13, 2015 in Loftsgard Hall at North Dakota State University. Jung was advised by Dr. Richard Horsley.
Renata Jung Presents Ph.D. Seminar

Renata Jung (right) with adviser Dr. Richard Horsley

Renata Jung dissertation video

Ph.D. candidate Renata Jung presented a seminar on her doctoral research titled Identification of Molecular Markers for Marker-assisted Selection of Malting Quality and Associated Traits in Barley on Thursday, August 13, 2015 in Loftsgard Hall at the North Dakota State University campus in Fargo. Jung’s research aimed to identify robust molecular markers across NDSU Barley Program genetic backgrounds associated with malt quality. Identification of these markers will enable plant breeders to utilize marker-assisted selection (MAS) for complex traits during early stages of cultivar development, therefore improving barley breeding efficiency for these traits. Barley lines used for the project were selected two- and six-rowed lines of NDSU barley, which were included in 2006-2009 USDA-CSREES-NRI Barley Coordinated Agricultural Project (Barley CAP).

For Jung, earning her Ph.D. from an American university was a childhood dream, realized at NDSU. Her interest in the Department of Plant Sciences was due to NDSU’s recognized excellence in plant breeding and genetics and overall focus on agriculture, offering study on a diversity of crops using new technologies and applied research.

While at NDSU Jung was honored with several scholarships including the NDSU Development Foundation Charles and Linda Moses Presidential Graduate Fellowship Scholarship (2011), John H. Longwell Jr. Memorial Scholarship (2012 and 2014), John F. Soper Plant Science Scholarship (2013), and Distinguished Service Recognition, Office of Global Outreach, North Dakota State University (2014). As well, Jung was an active member in NDSU’s HOLA (Hispanic Organization Latin America).

Jung has accepted a plant breeding job in her native Brazil.

Jung’s graduate committee includes Dr. Phillip McClean, Dr. Elias Elias, Dr. Shiaoman Chao, and Dr. Robert Brueggeman. Her adviser is Dr. Richard Horsley.

Source:Renata Jung (contact Dr. Richard Horsley, 701-231-8142, )
Author: Shannon Ueker, 701-231-7971, shannon.ueker@ndsu.edu
Editor: Kamie Beeson, 701-231-7123,

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