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Department Welcomes New Soybean Breeder!

May 21, 2008

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Dr. Stella Kantartzi joined the faculty on August 16, 2008.  She brings with her a strong research base in molecular biology techniques.  Kantartzi is orginally from Greece, receiving her Ph.D. from Aristotle University.  Her focus will be working to improve soybean seed quality, particularly in developing better resistance to disease, insects and drought.  She will work in collaboration with state and regional soybean breeders, as well as various commodity groups to enhance production and product value.