Stella Kantartzi | College of Agricultural Sciences | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Stella Kantartzi, Ph.D.

Professor, Plant Breeding and Genetics

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

Dr. Stella K. Kantartzi joined the Department of Plant, Soil, and Agricultural Systems at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2008 and currently serves as Professor. She published more than 60 refereed manuscripts and six book chapters; edited one book; released four cultivars and five germplasm lines; and awarded over $5.6 million in federal and state grants. She serves as an Editor or Associate Editor for various international scientific journals. In 2017, she was appointed Chair of the International Crop Science Committee of the Crop Science Society of America.


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


CSEM         200                  Introduction to Crop Science
PSAS          405                  Plant Breeding
PSAS          560A&B           Field Plot Technique
PSAS          592                  Special Problems


Ph.D. in Genetics and Plant Breeding
Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2006

M.Sc. in Plant Breeding, Agronomy, and Weed Science
Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2003

B.Sc. in Biology
Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2000 



Lee Y-C, D.A. Lightfoot, J. Anderson, R.T. Robbins, and  S.K. Kantartzi, 2016. QTL underlying reniform nematode resistance in soybean cultivar Hartwig. Atlas Journal of Biology, 308–312

Hamawaki R.L., Y. Lee, J. Anderson, M.H. Reyes-Valdes, and  S.K. Kantartzi, 2015. Appraisal of soybean RIL population derived from a cross between ‘Spencer’ and LS97-1610. Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science 7(9): 301–306

Hamawaki R.L., O. Toshiyuki-Hamawaki, A.P. Oliveira-Nogueira, C.D.L. Hamawaki, L.B. Sousa, D.A. Lightfoot, and  S.K. Kantartzi, 2015. Adaptability and stability analysis of soybean genotypes using Toler and centroid methods.  American Journal of Plant Sciences, 6: 15091518

Kantartzi S.K., 2015. Registration of ‘Saluki 4313’ soybean with high yield and high resistance to SCN HG Type 0 (Race 3).  Journal of Plant Registrations, 9: 6770

Anderson J.A., M. Akond, K. Meksem, A. Kassem, and S.K. Kantartzi, 2015. Quantitative trait loci underlying resistance to sudden death syndrome (SDS) in MD96-5722 by 'Spencer' recombinant inbred line population of soybean. 3Biotech, 5: 203210


Editor’s Citation for Excellence, Crop Science Society of America, 2015