Nelson Garcia

Graduate Student

PhD Student, Plant Biology, Fullbright Fellow

BS, Biology, University of the Philippines, Los Baños (2003)
MS, Plant Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota, St. Paul (2008)



  • Expression and epigenetic modification of maize seed protein (zein) genes in oat plants with added corn chromosomes (oat-maize addition lines, or OMA)
  • Impact of the introduction of zeins on the formation of oat seed protein bodies and other seed properties in OMA plants

Interests: genetics and genomics of cereals, plant breeding, QTL and linkage analysis, molecular biology