Dr Stephanie Kerr

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Research Associate - Horticultural Tree Genomics, Faculty of Science

Doctor of Philosophy (University of Queensland)

Stephanie completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Queensland where she investigated the role that the plant hormone strigolactone plays in the regulation of shoot architecture in garden pea (Pisum sativum). She is now employed as a Research Associate in Horticultural Tree Genomics at Queensland University of Technology where she will be functionally characterising genes involved in flowering and precocity in horticultural trees. This project aims to develop tools for improving flowering and precocity in tree crops that will directly benefit the horticultural industry in Australia and worldwide.

Projects (Chief investigator)

Projects

Additional information

Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2023
Details
Future Leaders project grant 'Using nanotechnology as a tool to genetically manipulate macadamia'
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2022
Details
2022 Science and Innovation Award sponsored by Hort Innovation
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2022
Details
2022 Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia's Award
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2020
Details
Future Leaders project grant 'Determining the role of epigenetics in alternate bearing in mango'
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2020
Details
Awarded the Advance Queensland Women's Research Assistance Program (WRAP) funding
  • Using a genomics approach to improve breeding time in Australian tree crops
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Peter Prentis
  • Epigenetic regulation of flowering genes in citrus
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Peter Prentis