Melissa Johnson (Oneida Nation)

Master's Student

Field of Study:     Tree Biotechnology

Hometown:          Oneida, Wisconsin

Education:            2009 - Associate Applied Science Landscape Horticulture Technician
                               Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College

                               2011 - B.S. Agriculture with an emphasis in Tropical Horticulture,
                               Certificate in Plant Tissue Culture, University of Hawaii, Hilo, HI

Research Focus:  Genetic transformation of green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)
                                for resistance to Emerald Ash Borer

Major Advisor:       Dr. Paula Pijut, Forestry & Natural Resources

Professional Organization Membership:

       American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES), Purdue Chapter

       Hardwood Tree Improvement & Regeneration Center (HTIRC)

       Native American Student Association (NASA), Purdue University

Honors, Grants, Awards and Activities:

       Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship Recipient






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