Stella Kantartzi | College of Agricultural Sciences | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Stella Kantartzi, Ph.D.

Professor, Plant, Soil and Agricultural Systems. Director, PSAS M.S. Program

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 $6 million in federal and state grants. She serves as an Editor or Associate Editor for high-ranking 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 plant cultivars with superior yield, resistance to multiple diseases, and other economically important traits; the application of novel lab and field techniques for accelerating germplasm 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 



Reyes-Valdes M.H. and S.K. Kantartzi, 2020. An information theory approach to biocultural complexity. Scientific Reports 10: 7203

Lee Y.C., M.J. Iqbal, V.N. Njiti, S.K. Kantartzi, and D.A Lightfoot, 2018. Fine mapping quantitative trait loci that underlie resistance to soybean sudden death syndrome using NILs and SNPs. Atlas Plant Biology 2018, 583–592

Hamawaki R.L. and S.K. Kantartzi, 2018. Di-nitrogen fixation at the early and late growth stages of soybean. Acta Scientiarum, 40: e36372

Anderson J., N. Lakhassi, S.K. Kantartzi, and K. Meksem, 2018. Non-hypothesis analysis of mutagenic soybean populations. Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society, 95 (4): 461–471

Akond M., J. Yuan, S. Liu, S.K. Kantartzi, K. Meksem, N. Bellaloui, D.A. Lightfoot, and M.A. Kassem, 2018. Detection of QTL underlying seed quality components in soybean (Glycine max [L.] Merr.). Canadian Journal of Plant Science, 98: 1–8


Editor’s Citation for Excellence, Crop Science Society of America, 2015
Patriotic Employer Award, 2010, 2011