Delaware State University

Plant Molecular Breeding Lab

News and Awards

sep 21, 2020

USDA grant funds University strawberry research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded the University a $599,905 research grant to tackle the widespread problem of gray mold fungus, which affects the growth and quality of strawberry plants in the field and after harvest. Read full article here.

May 28, 2020

Faculty Excellence Awards announced (2018-2020)

Dr. Kalpalatha Melmaiee, Associate Professor of Plant Science, FEA in Research/Creative Activity awarded Faculty Excellence Award.

Apr 4th, 2017

Poster Presentation Award

Undergraduate student Julian Jones won Second place for her poster presentation at The Association of 1890 Research Directors Symposium, Atlanta, GA.

sep 28, 2012

Three College of Ag & Related Science Faculty Awarded Grants

Dr. Kalpalatha Melmaiee, research scientist in the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, received $149,000 to fund her grant titled, “On-farm Training Program for Students from Non-farm Backgrounds.” This program targets students majoring in agriculture fields who come from non-farm backgrounds,providing them with field-based experiences that will enrich their knowledge. Read full article here.

May 21, 2012

Faculty Excellence Awards announced (2012)

Our collaborator, Dr. Sathya Elavarthi, assistant professor in the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, has been recognized for his innovative teaching techniques that utilize many varied tools to engage his students and retain them in the department’s majors. full article here.