BS in Biology; Tufts University

MS in Horticulture and Agronomy; University of California, Davis

PhD in Horticulture and Agronomy; University of California, Davis (expected 2021)

Pincot Resume

Dominique  grew up on a large vegetable farm in the Santa Maria valley of California. She has always loved plants, and began to work and intern with local seed companies at a young age with aspirations to become a plant breeder.

While at Tufts, she worked in Dr. Orians’s lab which focused on drought’s effect on Tea (Camellia sinensis) as well as the impact of two major pests on Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis).

Dominique joined the Knapp group in August of 2015 to pursue her Master’s degree in Horticulture and Agronomy. Her research focuses on the impact of soil-borne pathogen Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. fragariae on cultivated strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa), with the aim of ultimately identifying novel resistance. After graduation, she hopes to earn both a PhD and a Plant Breeding Certificate.