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Chris Cramer

Professor
Plant and Environmental Sciences
New Mexico State University
Mexico

Biography

Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Box 30003 MSC 3Q New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8003 (575) 646-2657 (575) 646-6041 FAX E-mail: [email protected],  Education: Ph.D. in Horticultural Science. M.S. in Plant Science: Department of Horticulture, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park. Graduated with honors and distinction. May, 1991. University Scholar's Program. Undergraduate Thesis. "Hybridization between diploid and tetraploid Pelargonium xhortorum Bailey." Professional Experience Jose Fernandez Memorial Chair of Crop Production. 7/13-6/16. Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, New Mexico State University. Teach undergraduate courses in genetics, horticulture, and plant science and a graduate course in genetics. Develop highyielding, high-quality, disease-resistant, bolting-resistant, onion varieties for southern New Mexico. Released ‘NuMex Allure’, ‘NuMex Grandeur’, ‘NuMex Quasar’, and ‘NuMex Whisper’. Professor of Horticulture: 7/08-Present. Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, New Mexico State University. Teach undergraduate courses in genetics, horticulture, and plant science and a graduate course in genetics. Develop high-yielding, high-quality, disease-resistant, bolting-resistant, onion varieties for southern New Mexico. Released ‘NuMex Allure’, ‘NuMex Fabian Garcia’, ‘NuMex Grandeur’, ‘NuMex Quasar’, ‘NuMex Radiance’, ‘NuMex Serenade’, and ‘NuMex Whisper’. Associate Professor of Horticulture: 7/03-7/08. Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, New Mexico State University. Teach undergraduate courses in plant science and horticulture, and graduate courses in genetics. Develop high-yielding, high-quality, disease-resistant, boltingresistant, onion varieties for southern New Mexico. Released ‘NuMex Mirage.’ Investigate genetics involved in disease resistance, bolting resistance, firmness, male sterility, and bulb quality of onion. Assistant Professor of Horticulture. 9/97-7/03. Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, New Mexico State University. Taught undergraduate courses in plant science, horticulture, vegetable production, and organic vegetable production, and a graduate course in genetics. Developed and released five varieties (‘NuMex Camino’, ‘NuMex Chaco’, ‘NuMex Crimson’, ‘NuMex Snowball’ ‘NuMex Solano’) and two germplasm populations (NM 162, NM 172). Investigated

Research Interest

Breeding, Genetics, Onions, Quantitative Genetics, Crop Production

Publications

  • Saxena, A. and C.S. Cramer. 2013. Metabolomics: A potential tool for breeding nutraceutical vegetables. Adv. Crop Sci. Tech. 1:106. doi:10.4172/ acst.1000106.

  • Cramer, C.S. 2014. ‘NuMex Grandeur’ onion. HortScience 49:350-353.

  • Cramer, C.S. 2014. ‘NuMex Whisper’ onion. HortScience 49:971-976.

  • Cramer, C.S., N. Singh, N. Kamal, and H.R. Pappu. 2014. Screening onion plant introduction accessions for tolerance to onion thrips and Iris yellow spot. HortScience 49:1253-1261.

  • Cramer, C.S. 2016. ‘NuMex Quasar’ onion. HortScience 51:1613-1615.

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