Stella Kantartzi | College of Agricultural Sciences | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Stella Kantartzi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Plant Soil and Agricultural Systems

Stella Kantartzi

Office Phone: 618 | 453-1793
Building Location: Public Policy Institute, Room 107

She is a three-degree graduate of Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece, earning her bachelor's in 2000, her master's in 2003 and her doctorate in 2006. While pursuing her Ph.D. degree, she conducted research in the Dept. of Soil and Crop Sciences at Texas A and M University, College Station, TX as a visiting graduate student. From 2006-2008 she worked as a Post-doctoral Associate at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR.

Special Interests

Her research interests include development and release of soybean germplasm and cultivars with superior yield, resistance to multiple diseases and other economically important traits; application of novel lab and field techniques for accelerating soybean cultivar development; identification and characterization of new sources of genetic variation.


  • PSAS 405  Plant Breeding
  • PSAS 560A and B Field Plot Technique
  • PSAS 582 Colloquium in Plant and Soil Science


  • B.S. [2000], Aristotle University; Thessaloniki, Greece
  • MS. [2003], Aristotle University; Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Ph.D. [2006], Aristotle University; Thessaloniki, Greece

Recent Publications and Awards


  • Kantartzi S.K., 2013. Microsatellites. Springer Science+Business Media, LLC (ISBN-13: 978-1627033886)



  • Associate Editor, Crop Science, since 2013
  • CSSA-ASA-SSSA Ambassador, since 2012
  • Patriotic Employer Award, 2011