Melissa Johnson (Oneida Nation)

Master's Student

Field of Study

Tree Biotechnology


Oneida, Wisconsin


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 Scholarship






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